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Bausch, Margaret E.; Quinn, Brianna Stegall; Chung, Yoosun; Ault, Melinda Jones; Behrmann, Michael M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
With the heightened emphasis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 on inclusion in the general curriculum and meeting the associated standards, assistive technology (AT) has become a necessary consideration to ensure a free appropriate public education and to promote education in the least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Hazelkorn, Michael; Packard, Abbot L.; Douvanis, Gus – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Mediation was required by the Individuals With Disabilities Education (IDEA) 1997, and resolution sessions were added to the IDEA 2004. This study examines the perceptions of 260 special education directors in Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin to determine their perceptions regarding alternative dispute resolutions in which they…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Conflict Resolution, Special Education, Arbitration
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Byrnes, MaryAnn – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2004
This study examined the experiences of administrators of Massachusetts out-of-district special education schools two years after they began aligning their curriculum with state standards. The majority of administrators described faculty as "Somewhat Familiar" with state frameworks, and their curriculum as "Partially Aligned."…
Descriptors: State Standards, Disabilities, Special Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Putnam, Robert F.; Luiselli, James K.; Sennett, Kenneth; Malonson, Joanne – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2002
Evaluation of out-of-district special education placement costs in the 15 largest Massachusetts public school districts found the criterion school district (which had developed a system-wide approach to behavioral intervention) had the lowest per capita cost, lowest percentage of total school budget consumed by out-of-district placements, and the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Policy