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Draper, Ellary A. – General Music Today, 2019
For many years, students with disabilities were educated in separate facilities on separate campuses from their same aged peers. With the original passing of what we now call the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, these students were, and still are, required to be educated in the least restricted environment. Students with disabilities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Disabilities, Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration
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Tefera, Adai A.; Hernández-Saca, David; Lester, Ashlee M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In this study we trouble the notion of "grit" and "high-stakes" testing by focusing on the experiences and perspectives of Black and Latinx students labeled with dis/abilities with the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Through interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations with 15 Black and Latinx students…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Students, Hispanic American Students, High Stakes Tests
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Shinde, Satomi K.; Maeda, Yukiko – Exceptionality, 2019
Classification changes are common in special education. Using the first four years of the Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study data set (N = 3000), we investigated national trends in classification changes among young children with disabilities, the relationship between classification changes and children's demographic information, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Bateman, David F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to examine the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The authors first briefly examine the definition of FAPE in the IDEA. Second, they delve into the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in "Board of Education v. Rowley" and "Endrew…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Public Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
There is often confusion about the terms used to label or describe a reading problem. Clinicians and researchers use different terminology than the schools. For example, medical professionals, psychologists, and other practitioners outside of the school often use the term "dyslexia," "reading disorder," and "specific…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility
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Meade, Whitney – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
When students with disabilities become agitated and physically aggressive, school resource officers (SROs) are often called to assist. This article addresses the question, "What is the role of the SRO when dealing with children who already have a behavior intervention plan (BIP) in place?" Faced with an increased presence of law…
Descriptors: Police, Law Enforcement, Special Education, Disabilities
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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Lin, Pei-Ying; Lin, Yu-Cheng – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Over the decades, it is evident that exceptional learners have been excluded from participating in international assessments such as OECD's PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) due to their disabilities. Drawing on the interdisciplinary theories and perspectives of educational assessment, measurement, and early childhood special…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Studies, 2019
In the United States, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that students with disabilities should be educated in the "least restrictive environment," yet little is known about how successfully schools have been able to apply appropriate supports, practices and resources so that all students benefit…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2019
For this 17th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) central obligation, free appropriate public education (FAPE). More specifically, the focus here is procedural and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Freeman, Jennifer; Yell, Mitchell L.; Shriner, James G.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) consistently lag behind their peers academically and behaviorally, are likely to be excluded from school, drop out more frequently, and face higher incarceration rates and a host of other negative outcomes as adults. Federal policy has played a key role in (a) ensuring that students with…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Mitchell, Barbara S.; Kern, Lee; Conroy, Maureen A. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Emotional Disturbance (ED) is one category under which a student can be evaluated and determined eligible to receive special education and related services. Students who experience ED are at greater risk for a host of negative long-term outcomes that include poor social, behavioral, and academic achievement in school, which in turn may impact…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Positive Behavior Supports, Incidence
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Zabel, Robert; Teagarden, Jim; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Dr. Tim Lewis provides his reflections on his career working as a researcher-teacher to address the issues of children with challenges. Dr. Lewis also provides his advice for those entering the field.
Descriptors: Special Education, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Positive Behavior Supports
Sampson, Charles; Moore, Jeff; Roegman, Rachel – Educational Leadership, 2019
After bringing hidden inequities to light, a high-performing school district set out to reverse course. The district adopted two key practices to center issues of equity: the development of a district-specific metric, the Opportunity Index, and deep analysis of deceleration patterns in course taking among certain groups. These practices, alongside…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Districts, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
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