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Fiddiman, Bayliss; Yin, Jessica – Center for American Progress, 2019
Since Betsy DeVos became the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, she has continued to push for a federally funded private school voucher program. These programs currently exist in 29 states and provide state support--through direct payments or tax credits--for students to attend private schools. Some states have historically used…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Private Schools, Civil Rights, Program Effectiveness
Johnson, Amy; Hutchins, Benjamin – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2019
As a response to the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal statute, Maine enacted a rule requiring all schools to provide additional support to students who are not on track for meeting state learning standards beginning in 2012. One intent of the requirement was to improve student achievement, and another was to reduce…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Response to Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Asola, Eugene – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter is structured for teaching young learners with other health impairments in special education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004), other health impairments represent chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness
Kuehn, Larry – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
Public education is a public good. It provides students with skills to take part in society and the economy. It gives students access to culture and traditions, as well as exposure beyond a narrow personal experience. But public education has broader social purposes and contributions as well. It is the basis for social benefits that are of value…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Florian, Lani – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
While many distinctions between 'special' and 'inclusive' education have been made and continue to be forcefully debated, the two concepts remain strongly evident in policy and practice in many countries. This paper discusses the interrelated history of these concepts. It explores how conceptualisations of them have changed since Salamanca and…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Educational Change, Inclusion
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Marchesi, Álvaro – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This article analyses the progresses and challenges in education in Latin America since the Salamanca World Conference on Special Needs Education. The main advances have been in the access to education of a greater number of students derived from a higher public expenditure. The challenges that still exist can be summed up through insufficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Nteropoulou-Nterou, Evdoxia; Slee, Roger – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
The Salamanca Statement is held as a "high-water mark" in the history of the global development of inclusive education. It represented agreements bringing together representatives from 92 governments and 25 international organisations to advocate for a more inclusive education for students with disabilities. Since 1994 the Salamanca…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Dickson, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
In this article, I address the problem that education support for students with communication impairment may be delivered in an inconsistent manner within schools, or school systems, exposing affected students to harm and affected schools to the risk of litigation. Analysis of relevant Australian disability discrimination legislation and related…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Decision Making, Special Education, Disabilities
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Achola, Edwin Obilo – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Translating multicultural research and theory into practices that improve transition outcomes for all children especially, youth who come from predominantly culturally and ethnically diverse (CED) communities, remains a substantial challenge for career transition specialists (CTSs) today. The purpose of this article was to consider the state of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Transitional Programs, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities
Tankard Carnock, Janie; Silva, Elena – New America, 2019
The following brief provides an overview of the separate but intersecting federal policies that govern the identification of and services provided to English learners and students with disabilities. This overview will frame key opportunities to serve ELs with disabilities more equitably with the aim of helping policymakers, advocates, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Dragoo, Kyrie E.; Cole, Jared P. – Congressional Research Service, 2019
Often the biggest transition for students with disabilities and their families is from the supports and services provided in the preschool-12th grade (P-12) public education system to a college or university. At the P-12 level, three main federal laws impact students with disabilities: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Scharenberg, Katja; Rollett, Wolfram; Bos, Wilfried – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Regarding research on inclusive education, it is unknown whether differences in classroom composition provide unequal opportunities for educational outcomes of students with special educational needs (SEN). We investigated effects of student characteristics and classroom composition on reading achievement and social participation of SEN students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Classroom Environment
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Slee, Roger – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
The struggle to achieve a condition of belonging in education by and for children with disabilities exposes the deep structure of social exclusion that is represented in and reproduced by schooling. Seeking inclusive education is undermined by a range of factors including the appropriation of the discourse inclusion by deeply conservative forces…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Isolation, Student Diversity, Students with Disabilities
Dragoo, Kyrie E. – Congressional Research Service, 2019
Part C (Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L. 108-446) authorizes a formula grant program for infants and toddlers with disabilities (ages birth through two) and their families. A general purpose of these grants is to aid states in developing and implementing "a statewide,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2019
Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is intended to help ensure that all eligible preschool children with disabilities, aged 3-5 years, receive special education and related services. This growth/comparison chart shows the federal appropriations allocated for Part B Section 619, the number of children…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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