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Couvillon, Michael A.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Even though special education law is covered in most teacher and administrative certification programs, it is an area that is continually evolving. The results of the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District" will have a lasting impact on the future of special education guidelines; the outcomes of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Losinski, Mickey; Parks Ennis, Robin – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Individualized education programs are considered the cornerstone of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and serve as the means to determine whether qualified students with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. This article aims to examine a recent circuit court ruling regarding the applicability of retrospective…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Court Litigation, Educational Practices, Meetings
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Cadorette, Deborah; Hodge, Janie; Markham, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of health risk factors including obesity, often because of low levels of physical activity and limited participation in sports. However, organized adaptive sports programs are increasingly available for individuals with disabilities. This article provides recommendations for establishing successful…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2004
Two federal laws have been extremely important in providing rules and regulations to guide the educational placement of students with disabilities. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) created a detailed set of guidelines to ensure an appropriate education in the least restrictive setting for students who are eligible for special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Guidelines, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal)
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article first reviews the primary requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), then examines four recent U.S. Supreme Court cases that helped clarify who is entitled to its protection. The cases are Murphy vs. United Parcel Services, Inc.; Albertsons, Inc. vs. Kirkingburg (1999); Olmstead, Georgia Department of Human Resources…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Conderman, Greg; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Franks, David – Preventing School Failure, 2001
Fifty-eight special education teacher preparation programs participated in this study which examined: (1) existing practices, policies, and levels of satisfaction about special education teacher program assessment activities and (2) methods used to assess student learning outcomes and faculty effectiveness. Internal and external program and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2001
A review of federal legal developments in education in the past 25 years addresses four issues: (1) student records, (2) the education of students with disabilities, (3) the civil rights of students with disabilities, and (4) school safety. Tables summarize major special education principles, special education court cases, and Supreme Court cases…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational History
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Maag, John W. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
This article addresses issues surrounding judicial involvement in mandating educational methodologies. It reviews court rulings affecting services for students with autism, hearing impairments and communication disorders, visual impairments, and learning disabilities, and concludes judicial review has been relatively limited and confined to…
Descriptors: Autism, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article examines the issue of student-on-student sexual harassment in legislation and litigation to determine the effects of the law on school districts. School districts are urged to fashion a student-on-student sexual harassment policy, provide inservice training, investigate complaints of harassment, and take action to resolve sexual…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Policy Formation
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – Preventing School Failure, 1999
In 1999 the Supreme Court reaffirmed the responsibility of school districts to provide all necessary health services to students with disabilities as long as those services do not have to be provided by a physician. Analysis focuses on related rulings, facts of the case, related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article reviews and analyzes the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and its regulations. It explores school district obligations under the law, including the need for training faculty to conduct FBAs, adhere to the procedures of IDEA, and provide quality…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Educational Improvement