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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
de Gouveia, Pedro Homem; Morais, Nuno; Miranda, Antonio – PEB Exchange, 2006
The City of Lisbon, Portugal, is working to better integrate children with disabilities at primary school level. It recently has undertaken an accessible school programme and has restored an historic building as part of this effort.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Facilities Improvement
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2006
Today, federal laws often seem like an alphabet soup with acronyms like CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), CTEA (Copyright Term Extension Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), YMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), and NC LB (No Child Left Behind). These letters stand for federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Copyrights, Disabilities, School Libraries
W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2005
"Able to Play: Mobilizing Communities for Children of All Abilities" is one of a series of six seminars that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted during 2005 to celebrate its 75th Anniversary year. The seminar, held in Lansing, Michigan, June 8-10, shared the lessons learned from the Able to Play Project. Advocates for people with…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Accessibility (for Disabled), Seminars, Disabilities
Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights