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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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Ennis, Robin Parks; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that state and local agencies refrain from the discrimination of individuals with disabilities by providing them with services in the most integrated setting appropriate. Despite this mandate, state and local education agencies across the country engage in practices that could be…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Behavior Disorders, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
Cortiella, Candace; Boundy, Kathleen B. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Chronic absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason--excused, unexcused, suspension. Many states define chronic absenteeism as the number and percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of their school days in a year. The purpose of this Brief is to provide information about chronic…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Ramsey, Ursula – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article describes a scavenger hunt for Business Law students. Specifically, students compete in this scavenger hunt to identify accessible design features on campus to undergird their study of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations from discriminating on the basis of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Law Related Education
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Prince, Angela – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Federal legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, mandates that individuals with disabilities be integrated in all aspects of life from education to employment to independent living. A recent development involves a settlement reached between the United States and the…
Descriptors: Sheltered Workshops, Court Litigation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
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Turnbull, Rud; Stowe, Matthew J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article describes a 12-step model that can be used for policy analysis. The model encompasses policy development, implementation, and evaluation; takes into account structural foundations of policy; addresses both legal formalism and legal realism; demonstrates contextual sensitivity; and addresses application issues and different…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Policy Analysis, Models
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
Annarino, Pauline; Coyle, Jennifer; Johnson, Cheryl DeConde; Kolvita, Marcia; Thomas, Della W. – pepnet 2, 2017
After decades, the concept of "how to change the status quo of deaf education" continues to dazzle and frustrate us intellectually and academically. We want deaf and hard of hearing students to achieve academically and to thrive in the world as adults. Yet, too often, test scores and post-school outcomes remain unacceptably low. Our…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
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McCoy, Lauren; Esslinger, Keri; Baghurst, Timothy – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Physical education teachers are often focused on the many benefits of physical education to students, but there must also be a consideration of risk. How can the risks in physical education be minimized to maximize the benefits? One way to accomplish this goal is to increase physical educators' understanding of the legal risks related to…
Descriptors: Injuries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Lesson Plans
de Azúa, Ramón L.; Keleher, Julia – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2017
In 2017, the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) released its first in a series of professional development briefs that focus on the professional development needs and interests of Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) State coordinators, correctional educators, and providers of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Delinquency, Child Neglect, Youth Programs
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Crockett, Jean B. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
The public education of students with disabilities in the United States is governed by federal policies that promote school improvement, protect students from discrimination, and provide those who need it with special education and related services to meet their individual needs. This article explains the legal aspects of teaching students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Needs
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Cubbage, Jayne – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
As the acceptance of media literacy increases among educators, media producers and consumers, one group is often missing from the dialogue--persons with disabilities. This absence is witnessed in the marginalized media depictions of the disabled. To gain entry into the media professions, some form of higher education is required. Using muted group…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Disabilities, Mass Media, Higher Education
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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