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Turnbull, Ann; Turnbull, Rud – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
The purpose of this article is to respond to the perspectives of Agran and colleagues concerning barriers to general education placement for students with significant support needs from an "on the ground" lens of participation in mediations and due process hearings, as well as conversations with parental inclusion advocates throughout…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Barriers
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Ewoldt, Kathy B.; Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Brady, Kevin P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2020
Despite increasing animal prevalence in public spaces, few districts have proactively developed policies to integrate assistance, therapy, service, and emotional support animals that are both legally sound and support the needs of individual students. Federal legislation defines a variety of animals that could accompany students, but only those…
Descriptors: Animals, Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Burke, Lindsey M. – Heritage Foundation, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is acutely affecting the delivery of K-12 education. As of March 19, 2020, 44 states had closed 104,000 schools, affecting nearly 48 million students, turning millions of families into accidental homeschoolers. This homeschooling trial by fire for families across the United States has hastened the need for district, state,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Home Schooling
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Parker, Jerry L. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This article discusses the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and their application in legal cases related to K-12 and higher education. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments are important because, among many things, they declare that before any person can be accused of any crime or wrongdoing, he or she must be allowed due…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Citizenship, Educational Policy, Civil Rights
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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
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
This report highlights the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2015-2016 achievements and continuing efforts made toward maintaining a record of meeting requirements under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reorganizing their system of student and family supports, and improving outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Danforth, Scot – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Over the past two decades, the percentage of American students with disabilities educated in general classrooms with their nondisabled peers has risen by approximately 50%. This gradual but steady policy shift has been driven by two distinct narratives of organisational change. The social justice narrative espouses principles of equality and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Policy
Executive Office of the President, 2016
Schools should be safe, nurturing, and welcoming environments for all students. Frequently, exclusionary school discipline practices, which remove students from the classroom--even for minor infractions of school rules--through suspension or expulsion, prevent students from participating fully in their education. Suspensions, expulsions, and other…
Descriptors: School Safety, Discipline Policy, Suspension, Expulsion
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher proposes that understanding the political issues and the debate surrounding the education of gifted students is based on the recognition that education policy (including rules, regulations, financial allocations, etc.) reflects social policy. Hence, society prioritizes needs so that the most important of these…
Descriptors: Gifted, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Resources
Jennings, Jack – Harvard Education Press, 2015
April 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the landmark legislation that has provided the foundation of federal education policy in the United States. In "Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools," longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to …
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Valentine, Jeffrey C.; Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Novillo, Walter; Castellano, Marisa; Banister, Aaron – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2009
This paper focuses on transition programs for youth to postsecondary education, broadly considered. It addresses the following questions: (1) What models or programs of transition exist? (2) On what basis can we say one transition program is more effective than another? In other words, how is successful transition defined? (3) How are…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Policy
Romanick, Roxane – Exceptional Parent, 2008
In late 2005, individuals from across the country traveled to attend the national Office of Special Education Conference on Early Childhood in Washington, DC. Connected by networking at the conference, a group of parents with children with special needs left committed to collaboratively formulate a plan to create a family-centered and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Disabilities, Toddlers
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2008
On the surface the change seems minor, almost imperceptible: What once read "requires" now reads "needs." But the amending of that single word in the 2004 update of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) automatically triggered a surge in the number of students eligible for assistive technology in K-12 schools.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Federal Legislation
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