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US Department of Education, 2017
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness. In addition, there are substantial economic benefits to high school completion. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Graduation Rate
Osher, D.; Fisher, D.; Amos, L.; Katz, J.; Dwyer, K.; Duffey, T.; Colombi, G. D. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2015
Discriminatory discipline practices in the nation's schools disproportionately impact students of color; students with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities; and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). Large numbers of these students are removed from class, lose opportunities to learn, and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Homosexuality
Roberts, Richard N.; Akers, Adrienne L.; Behl, Diane – 1999
This guide describes ways in which partners at the state level can move toward more integrated and comprehensive support systems for children and families eligible for services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It reports on the collective experiences of states participating in the "Opening Doors Project,"…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Coordination, Disabilities
Lange, Cheryl M. – 1997
This handbook (prepared to assist charter school operators, state department of education personnel, and policymakers) reviews special education case law and legislation as well as pertinent issues that can guide charter school personnel, host or sponsoring districts, and state agency personnel in the implementation of special education in charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation
Van Dyck, Peter C. – 1991
This paper considers the use of parental fees and private insurance as sources of funding for early intervention services under Part H of Public Law 99-457, the 1986 amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act. First, relevant legislative authorities are cited including the Maternal and Child Health Service Block Grant (1981) and guidelines…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Costs, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Fox, Wayne; And Others – 1990
This final report describes a project in Vermont which developed, implemented, evaluated, and disseminated a program development model for establishing new, and for improving existing, comprehensive early childhood special education services to young (birth to 5 years) children with disabilities and their families in rural settings. The model…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities
Shaw, Estelle; And Others – 1986
The monograph describes Project INTERFACE, a 2-year collaborative effort among the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) of Nassau County (New York), Long Island University, and three local school districts. The project identified the "most effective" implementation strategies for integrating microcomputer instruction into…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Practices
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Kortering, Larry; And Others – Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1990
The legal parameters concerning how and when to properly graduate special education students are examined, through review of the United States Constitution, the Rehabilitation Act, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, and subsequent case law. Recommendations on how school districts can properly terminate services are also presented.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Shulman, Murray S.; Doughty, James F. – 1983
The manual is intended to help school administrators regionalize special education services. The procedures described are modeled after those of a regional effort in Maine to address the needs of moderately and severely handicapped students. Four major steps are outlined: (1) establishing communication to clarify issues, gather information, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development
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Webster, Maureen M.; And Others – 1985
Six communities engaged in planning processes to improve vocational programming for students with handicapping conditions. The collaborative efforts involved the schools, community agencies, and employers in recommending strategies for change. This report is based on a study of the six collaborative planning projects 1 year after their completion.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Organizations, Cooperation