History of Special Education and Inclusive Education

Timeline created by elizabethesperanza
  • Brown V. Board of Education

    Brown V. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court ruled that children can not be segregated in public schools. This marked the first time the federal government stepped in and advocated for students facing inequality in the school system. This was the first in many more laws to come that would change how students with disabilities are taught.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    This law passed make it possible for student to have more opportunities in the public school system. It granted equal access to quality education for all. Under title III of this law, it also expanded special education and its services to isolated rule areas in the United States.
  • Diana V. State Board of Education

    Diana V. State Board of Education
    When this law passed, it helped fix the misclassification of students placed in special education. In these classes you had placed mistakingly English Language Learners. They were placed here because of their limited English abilities did not help them pass the assessment which took spots away from actual students who needed the placement.
  • Education of all the Handicapped act

    Education of all the Handicapped act
    when the law passed, it allowed more programed to be created together fit the needs of the student. It mandated equal access to education and pushed for mandatory qualified teachers. It also pushed for special educations students to be placed in the least restrictive education environment.
  • Rehabilitation Act

    Rehabilitation Act
    Enforced the notion that you can not discriminate against someone who is disabled. Especially, if the program receives money directly from the federal government, they cannot discriminate. This also includes places such as employment.
  • Education of all Handicapped Children Act

    Education of all Handicapped Children Act
    This law when enacted required schools to provided equal access for education and one free meal for special education children. It also mandated maximum interaction with their peers not in special education(least restrictive environment). the law also implemented IEPs to help evaluate the student and create da plan for their learning.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    This law pushed for students to be placed in least restrictive education settings. It also added more disabilities to be protected under the special education category such as autism and traumatic brain injury. It provided aid to add assistive technologies. I.D.E.A. Website
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    This law made it mandatory that every student has to take assessments during the school year. It also pushed for more accountability for teachers and students on their progress. NCLB included also offering incentives for progress being made with students with disabilities
  • Individuals with disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Individuals with disabilities Education Improvement Act
    The law pushed for more qualified teachers passing state exams. Along with more teachers, it provided more grants for technology, research, and training to meet the goals. Additionally pushed for schools to use proven research based practices and materials. This law also mandated that every student by the age of 16 have placed in transitional services.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    Every Student Succeeds Act
    Passed in 2015, it reauthorized ESEA and NCLB. It added more protection for those students who are disadvantaged and or have high needs. It pushed schools to teach their students high standards for college. The law also started a accountability system teachers and students.
    E.S.S.A. Explained