• Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka

    Ruled that separate but equal was not constitutional. It also noted that segregation was in violation of the 14th amendment.
  • Section 504

    allows for accommodations, but not services.
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    Regular Education Initiative

    Many short comings including no accommodations poor academic progress and students with moderate to severe needs were not being addressed.
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    Inclusion Movement

    Moved slowly toward inclusion of students with disabilities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities, requires physical barriers be removed from all public locations meaning ramps, elevators so that individuals can have equal access to all buildings.
  • No Child Left Behind

    Students being held to high standards, Students with mild disabilities must pass all state assessments. Some components include: highly qualified teahers, expanded options for parents, emphasis on research based teaching methods, strong accountability for results for schools, expanded flexibility and local control of schools.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    More students educated with non-disabled peers.
    Major components include: Due process, Equal protection, Zero reject,FAPE,LRE and IEP.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    Law holds schools accountable for how students learn and achieve equal opportunities for students wit disabilities.