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Waters, Chelsea L.; Friesen, Amber – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Families raising young children diagnosed with multiple disabilities encounter experiences that are often unique and extend well beyond the early childhood years due to the intensity and severity of their child's needs. The contexts of these families must be understood to provide meaningful services and supports, particularly during the child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Rearing, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
National Council on Disability, 2018
This report is part of a five-report series on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that examines the past-to-current funding levels for all parts of IDEA, analyzes the impact that the lack of full-funding has had on states in meeting their obligations to provide a free and appropriate public education to students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2018
Federal funding for early childhood education and care promotes three overarching policy goals: (1) increasing children's access to services; (2) raising the quality of early childhood programs; and (3) fostering greater coordination among the many providers--public schools, center-based child care, home-based child care, Head Start, and more--of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Federal Aid, Access to Education
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Marshall, Jennifer; Adelman, Andrea; Kesten, Stacey M.; Natale, Ruby A.; Elbaum, Batya – Journal of Early Intervention, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of parents of children with mild language delays who were referred to an Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) birth-to-3 or preschool program, were determined not eligible for services, and were referred on to a community-based program for short-term speech-language therapy.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Impairments, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
Cate, Debbie; Peters, Mary – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2017
This document outlines strategies and guidance on collaborative funding strategies and mechanisms, including braided funding, to create and sustain high-quality inclusive regular early childhood settings that are inclusive of preschool children with disabilities. The use of federal funds is outlined specific to supporting young children with…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Hebbeler, Kathleen; Spiker, Donna – Future of Children, 2016
What do we know about young children with delays and disabilities, and how can we help them succeed in prekindergarten through third grade? To begin with, Kathleen Hebbeler and Donna Spiker write, identifying children with delays and disabilities to receive specialized services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act poses several…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Eligibility, Preschool Education
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2016
In 2014-2015, children with delays or disabilities who received services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) showed greater than expected developmental progress. Many children exited the program functioning within age expectations, and most made progress. States' Part C and Part B Preschool programs report data annually on three…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
This document provides results of a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC measures student access to courses, programs, instructional and other staff, and resources--as well as school climate factors, such as student discipline and bullying and harassment--that impact education equity and opportunity for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education, Civil Rights
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Kena, Grace; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Robinson, Jennifer; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Jijun; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Barmer, Amy; Velez, Erin Dunlop Velez – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual┬áreport to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
Muschkin, Clara G.; Ladd, Helen F.; Dodge, Kenneth A. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2015
This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation across North Carolina counties and years in the timing of the introduction and funding levels of the two…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Disability Identification, Grade 3
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2014
This is the 36th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 2014. Section 664(d) of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA") (P.L. 108-446), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2014
This is the 33rd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 2011. Section 664(d) of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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