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Gordon, Vincent H. A., Jr. – Online Submission, 2017
A brief synopsis of the legality of disciplining students with special needs in public education is presented. An example of a case study is also presented from the experience of the author demonstrating laws surrounding providing students with a free and public education (FAPE). Examples of the application of the laws protecting students' rights…
Descriptors: Special Education, Discipline, Student Behavior, Disabilities
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2016
The National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) organized the Education Data Privacy Working Group to explore how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in day-to-day instructional and administrative tasks. Many of the best practices…
Descriptors: Privacy, Confidentiality, Case Studies, Risk Management
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Menear, Kristi S.; Davis, Timothy D. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
This article describes the gross motor assessment team (GMAT) members' roles and collaborative approach to making appropriate decisions and modifications when addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities in physical education. Case studies of students are used to demonstrate effective uses of the GMAT. The primary outcome of the GMAT's…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Teamwork
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Bailey, Michael R. P.; Bauer-Jones, Kate – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2015
In the summer of 2013, the State of Florida passed legislation that, among other things, gave parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities the right to refuse a separate curriculum and/or school for their child. This case frames the legal ramifications of Florida Senate Bill 1108 through the lens of the landmark Supreme Court case…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Legislation, Mental Disorders, Inclusion
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Epler, Pam; Ross, Rorie – IGI Global, 2015
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve classroom learning, teachers and administrators continue to struggle in developing the best methodologies and practices for students with disabilities. "Models for Effective…
Descriptors: Models, Delivery Systems, Special Education, Academic Support Services
US Senate (NJ1), 2014
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research
Zirkel, Perry A. – Principal Leadership, 2011
A review of some basic concepts in special education law will help principals better understand the complex laws and regulations implicated in common situations. This article cites a case scenario that illustrates various potential issues under IDEA 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Chris is in the 10th grade, and his parents have…
Descriptors: Special Education, Principals, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Schmitt, Ara – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
This commentary pertains to the article, "Childhood Leukemia Survivors and Their Return to School: A Literature Review, Case Study, and Recommendations" by D. Scott Hermann, Jill R. Thurber, Kenneth Miles, and Gloria Gilbert in this issue (2011) regarding pediatric leukemia. The authors present a literature review regarding leukemia in…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Chronic Illness, Special Health Problems, Best Practices
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Gruman, Diana H.; Hoelzen, Brian – Professional School Counseling, 2011
School districts are in the process of adopting the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to identify and remediate academic and behavioral deficits. As an integral member of the school behavior team, school counselors must use data on individual interventions to contribute to the data-based decision making process in RTI. This article presents…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Decision Making, School Counseling, School Counselors
Gayl, Chrisanne L.; Young, Marci; Patterson, Kathy – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Decades of research show that quality pre-kindergarten programs can make a critical difference in children's school readiness and their future educational success. Investments in early learning are proven to yield important short- and long-term benefits for students and school districts. Driven by this strong evidence, the movement to expand…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Behavior Problems, Civil Rights, Compensatory Education
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Sailor, Wayne – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Special education as practiced today remains firmly anchored in the original logic of the Amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act (PL 94-142). Subsequent reauthorizations of the statute have included language designed to increase access to the general curriculum by special needs students but have not addressed the underlying…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Raymond, Jill A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Advances in medicine have increased the survival rates of children with complex medical conditions, including those who are dependent on technology such as ventilators and tracheostomies. The process of integrating children dependent on medical technology into public schools requires the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Public Schools, School Nurses, Health Programs
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Marsili, Amy; Hughes, Mary-alayne – Young Exceptional Children, 2009
Prior to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1990), services for a child with special needs were limited in the typical preschool setting. Traditional early intervention approaches often relied on a normative assessment perspective that focused on the attainment of typical developmental milestones and tended to emphasize the concept…
Descriptors: Infants, Mental Health Programs, Preschool Education, Early Intervention
Education Week, 2009
President Obama is the most prominent of a growing number of American policymakers to embrace the idea that some form of postsecondary education is crucial to students' success after high school. This year's edition of "Diplomas Count", a report by "Education Week" and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Journal Articles, Graduation Requirements, Academic Standards
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