Special Education S Failed System

Author: Joel Macht
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780897895897
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Special education's current system for determining which students are eligible for supportive classroom services is theoretically and mechanically flawed, as this book thoroughly demonstrates, while providing an alternative model. Macht proposes a model for determining which students are eligible for supportive classroom services. His model resolves all eligibility issues by advocating direct assessment of all students' entering skills, rather than assessing intellectual potential as a means for determining a student's capabilities. It demands that general education assume responsibility for its diverse children and admonishes general education that it can no longer rely on special education to provide an available safety net.

How To Prevent Special Education Litigation

Author: Regina Umpstead
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757071
Size: 23.47 MB
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It is essential that today’s educators and school leaders are more informed about the legal rights and entitlements of students with disabilities. This resource provides eight easy-to-implement lesson plans on special education law that require no legal knowledge and can be facilitated by school principals, special education directors, teachers, or university instructors. In short one-hour sessions, participants learn by engaging in practical activities instead of only passive reading about the law. All of the lessons utilize actual situations that have led to expensive litigation and each includes the following sections: Introduction for Facilitators; Materials Needed; Background, Purpose, and Objectives of the Lesson; Hook; Activity; Questions for Conversation; Test Your Knowledge; and Additional Resources. This one-of-a-kind book will help schools and districts reduce the time and energy devoted to dealing with violations of the law, resolving parental complaints, correcting errors by school employees, and more. Book Features: A focus on important special education legal issues occurring in schools today. Field-tested lesson plans that can be adopted by schools nationwide because they are based on federal law.Everything needed to teach the lessons, including materials, scripts, interactive activities, and discussion questions. Measurable objectives and assessments to ensure the participants have learned the intended content of the lesson.

Wrightslaw

Author: Peter W. D. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781892320094
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

Parents Have The Power To Make Special Education Work

Author: Judith Canty Graves
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008781
Size: 77.10 MB
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Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. The authors clearly describe: · the special education process, including the school hierarchies parents are likely to encounter and etiquette to be aware of when dealing with school personnel · the information parents should expect to see in school evaluations and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and what to do when this information is missing or insufficient · problems parents may encounter when the needs of the school conflict with the needs of a child, including how to deal with such situations and when to seek legal advice · the importance of organizing special education documentation and establishing a 'paper trail', and how to begin this process · why transition planning is so important, and transition services parents may want to consider for their child. Demonstrating that parents really do have the power to make special education work for their child, this empowering guide is essential reading for parents of children with disabilities who are new to the special education system in the US, as well as those who feel frustrated with the system.

Wrightslaw

Author: Peter W. D. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781892320162
Size: 36.36 MB
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Special Education law is confusing to parents, educators, advocates, and most attorneys. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is an invaluale resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. you will refer to this book again and again.

Special Education Law

Author: Mark C. Weber
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422477746
Size: 66.87 MB
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This book is a unique offering in the growing field of Special Education Law and is designed to be used both in schools of education and in law schools. Coverage includes: * Core Concepts of Special Education Law; * Eligibility and Evaluation; * Residency; * Free, Appropriate Public Education; * Individualized Education Program; * Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; * Related Services; * Due Process Hearings; * Student Discipline; * Court Proceedings; * Attorneys' Fees in Special Education Litigation; * Children in Nonpublic Schools; * Early Childhood Programs; and * Post-Secondary Education. It features a highly useful glossary of special education and legal terms. Special Education Law contains relevant statutory excerpts and carefully edited reports of the leading special education cases, together with extensive explanatory materials and provocative questions for class discussion. The book also features practical exercises for home assignments or in-class projects. Two of the co-authors teach in law schools and have deep experience in special education law as well as allied subjects such as constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and general school law. Their background enables them to discuss the special education topics thoroughly and to draw connections to other parts of the law school curriculum. The third co-author, who is also a lawyer, teaches educational administration as well as special education law; that background enables him to add lessons on the real-world impact of the law on the daily work of the schools.

Why Boys Fail

Author: Richard WHITMIRE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814420176
Size: 75.19 MB
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Originally published: 2010. With new introduction; original foreword by Michelle Rhee omitted from pbk. ed.