Special Education

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In History
  • Brown VS. Board of Education

    Brown VS. Board of Education
    Brown VS. Board of Education took place in Topeka, Kansas. This court case ended legal segregation in public schools. The Supreme Court determined that "separate-but-equal" education is illegal. More Information on Brown VS. Board of Education Information found on "Bryant" handout and in "The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction"
  • Section 504

    Section 504
    Section 504 set the stage for IDEA and ADA. Section 504 guaranteed basic civil rights to people with disabilities and made sure that recipients of federal funds cannot discriminate on the basis of a disability. Information found on "Bryant" handout <a href='http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html?exp=0' >Frequently Asked Questions/Answers about Section 504</a
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)
    This law was passed in 1975 & changed the face of public education. The EAHCA requires and provides support to states to be able to implement a plan to provide appropriate services and a free education to those students with disabilities. History of EAHCA through IDEA Information found on "Bryant" handout and in "The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction"
  • Rowley VS. Hendrick Hudson School District

    Rowley VS. Hendrick Hudson School District
    This court case tested the idea of a free and appropriate education (FAPE). This case led to school districts having to provide those services that permit a student with disabilities to benefit from instruction.
    Court Case Details
    Information found on "Bryant" handout
  • Timothy W. VS. Rochester New Hampshire School District

    Timothy W. VS. Rochester New Hampshire School District
    This court case determined that regardless of the existence or severity of a student's disability, a public education is the right of every child. Details About Court Case
    Information found on "Bryant" handout
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was originally called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. IDEA is a major law in special education. Current IDEA legislation Information found on "Bryant" hand out and in "The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction"
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    The Americans with Disabilities Act barred discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. This act implemented the concept of normalization across American life and required phased-in accessibility. Current Texts on the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Information found on "Bryant" handout
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    NCLB was not written specifially for students with disabilities. NCLB required that all schoolchildren participate in state and district testing. NCLB also called for 100% proficiency of all students in reading and math by 2012. No Child Left Behind Extra Information Information found on "Bryant" handout and "The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction"