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Petcu, Stefania D.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Cholewicki, Judith M.; Plotner, Anthony J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
The successful transition into adulthood of students with disabilities should be a priority for parents, students, educators, and leaders in special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1990 first mandated transition services for individuals with disabilities. Subsequent amendments to the IDEA in 1997 and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Developmental Tasks, Federal Legislation
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Losinski, Mickey L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
On January 25, 2013 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) that addressed the obligations of school districts under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular athletic activities (U.S. Department of Education,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Athletics
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Tefs, Michael; Telfer, Deborah M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
"Moving Your Numbers", a technical assistance and dissemination initiative begun in 2010 by the National Center on Educational Outcomes, described the work of 10 school districts that were using assessment and accountability to increase performance for students with disabilities as part of their overall district reform and improvement…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Assessment, Accountability, Disabilities
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Wilson, Michael G. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
Recently, the effects of school exclusion and criminalization of youth misbehavior has garnered much attention from the research community. The process associated with school exclusion and criminalization has been described popularly as a school to prison pipeline (STPP). Studies of school exclusion and criminalization repeatedly report evidence…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Intervention, Suspension, Expulsion
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Steinberg, Mary Anne; Crockett, Jean; Murphy, Kristin M.; Gaddis, Justin – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
Incarcerated youth are among the least academically and behaviorally competent students in the United States. In spite of juvenile justice reform efforts, including state and federal guarantees of appropriate education, educational services in juvenile corrections (JC) schools, especially for youth with disabilities, are lacking (Houchins,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Shealy, Monika Williams; Sparks, Cristina Washington; Thomas, Nehemiah – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Much of the research on social justice and equity in special education has centered on examining the persistent problem of disproportionate representation in special education and the implications of this problem for the educational experiences of learners from diverse backgrounds, particularly African Americans. Yet, outside this ongoing dialogue…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Charter Schools, Disabilities, Advocacy
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
Children with autism accounted for almost one third of a comprehensive sample of published court decisions concerning the core concepts of free appropriate public education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment (LRE) under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. The other major, and more significant, finding was that when comparing…
Descriptors: Autism, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities, Court Litigation
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Smith, Sean J.; Israel, Maya – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
Teaching in 21st-century schools cannot easily be separated from technology-based solutions. Instead, technology is increasingly becoming an essential tool for any teacher's toolbox, especially the new teacher who is often considered a digital native. In teacher education and professional development, technology-based learning, or…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Mentors, Educational Technology, Special Education Teachers
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Ebmeier, Howard; Beutel, Jennifer L.; Dugan, Erin – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop and field test an employment screening instrument for special education teachers. The instrument developed demonstrated good reliability and concurrent validity. Both principals and special education administrators could effectively use the instrument. The instrument shows promise for helping administrators…
Descriptors: Validity, Disabilities, Field Tests, Employment Interviews
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Crockett, Jean B.; Becker, Mallory K.; Quinn, David – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
The purpose of this study is to review how special education administration and leadership has been conceptualized over time and to examine the extent to which current calls for preparing educational leaders to address diversity, teamwork, and technology are manifested in the literature. To that end, the authors provide an analysis of 474 article…
Descriptors: Leadership, Special Education, Educational Administration, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Dillon, Amy; Ebmeier, Howard – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
In recent years, U.S. schools have seen a growth in the number of special education paraprofessionals employed to serve special education students as well as a growth in the roles these individuals are expected to play in schools. In addition, with passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Field Tests, Employment Interviews
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Harr, Jenifer J.; Oliver, Deborah F.; Ramanathan, Arun; Socias, Miguel – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Special education service delivery is often the source of disputes between parents and districts and an issue in special education class-action lawsuits. Despite these controversies, there has been little large-scale research on the delivery of services. This study represents a large-scale assessment of the delivery of special education services…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, School Districts, Special Education
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Hernandez, Jaime E.; Ramanathan, Arun K.; Harr, Jenifer; Socias, Miguel – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
The phenomenon of persistent disproportionate representation of minority students in special education is now entering its fourth decade. Disproportionality is well documented in the literature and has been the focus of attention from federal agencies, including the Office of Civil Rights and the Office of Special Education Programs. In an effort…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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Hernandez, Jaime E.; Harry, Beth; Newman, Lynn; Cameto, Renee – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
The parent-school relationship for families of students with disabilities is clearly prescribed by law and is one of the main tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 2004 (Newman, Cameto, & Hernandez, 2005). The measurement of this relationship presents a challenge in the context of what is meaningful participation,…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Satisfaction
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Gischlar, Karen L. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
The primary purpose of this article is to track the trend in the number of due process hearings that have been adjudicated under the IDEA (i.e., in which the hearing officer issued a written decision) nationally for the past 15 years. The secondary purpose is to rank order the states by the number of adjudicated hearings both on an overall basis…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Hearings, Disabilities, Special Education
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