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Nichols, Joe; Dowdy, Alana; Nichols, Cindy – Education, 2010
As educational leaders continue to struggle with the "Highly Qualified Teacher" mandate of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, many are turning to co-teaching models that are designed to incorporate regular education and special education teachers into the same classroom to deliver instruction. This model appears to address the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Models, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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Baugher, Robin; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2008
Concerned that their special education students were not being adequately prepared for the post-high school world, a rural Arkansas school district made a concerted effort to provide a systematic transition program in which opportunities for life after graduation could become a meaningful reality. A significant component of the transition program…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Disabilities
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Henley, Joan; McBride, Jackie; Milligan, Julie; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2007
The "No Child Left Behind" Legislation has altered the landscape of elementary schools across the nation. This alteration has left many educators and parents wondering whether children are being robbed of their childhood in order to meet the legislation's many mandates. Across the nation, traditional school days, instructional programs,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Federal Legislation, Children, Elementary School Students
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English, Linda; Dickinson, Gerald; McBride, Jackie; Milligan, Julie; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2004
A rural school district in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas was identified by the Arkansas Department of Education as being academically deficient. As a result, a partnership was formed between the school district and faculty members from a regional university to address the situation. A three-phase program of mastery teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Faculty