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ERIC Number: ED526873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Virtual K-12 Public School Programs and Students with Disabilities: Issues and Recommendations
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
This policy forum proceedings document contains a short introduction section that describes the current status of virtual public school programs in general and special education programs in particular. Next, this document provides a state-of-the-nation report that describes the exponential growth these programs and the evolving policy issues for students with disabilities, including access, funding and quality. The next section is a description of what has been found to work in the area of virtual special education from the federal, state, rural, parent and related service provider perspectives. Findings from the policy forum are discussed as key issues and recommendations. The major points emphasized during the forum concern personnel quality and preparation; accessibility for students with disabilities; accountability, preparing and implementing quality IEPs; roles and responsibilities; and financial issues. Appended are: (1) Participants and Agenda; (2) Key Issues Identified During the Policy Forum; (3) Action Plans. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum