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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; White, Sherry; Wiseman, Nicole – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Given that parental participation is such a critical feature of IDEA (20 U.S.C. ยง 1400[c][5][B]), the question of who is a parent often presents a challenge. Specifically, with regard to educational decisions, states may include more options under the definition of a parent than those provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Powell, Patricia Richey – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Administrators must have a strong command of education and special education law. Case law rulings, additions to procedural safeguards, and legislation in the area of special education are demonstrative of the need for additional training in the area of law for preservice administrators to increase their competency level. Valesky and Hirth (1992)…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Special Education, School Law, Disabilities
West Virginia Department of Education, 2009
The overarching goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 are to immediately stimulate the economy in the short term and to invest in education and other essential public services that will ensure the long-term economic health of this nation. The United States Education Department (USED) offers guiding principles to be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Grants, State Regulation, Educational Finance
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Biniker, Kristi L.; Pindiprolu, Sekhar S. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2008
In the United States, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) mandates functional assessment based behavioral support plans for all students with disabilities who display challenging behavior. However, very few studies have been undertaken to examine the effectiveness of the functional assessment-based behavioral plans with high…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Functional Behavioral Assessment
McLendon, Lennox L.; Murphy, Garrett W.; Parker, James – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2006
The four papers in this series were commissioned for the first meeting of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, which met in Nashville on November 14, 2006. The first paper, "Adult Education and Literacy Legislation and Its Effects on the Field," provides the basic provisions of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA,…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Federal Programs, Demonstration Programs, Adult Education