SPED 500 Law Timeline

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
    Court case that ended racial segregation and "separate but equal" schools. This case also allowed for children with disabilities to attend public school alongside those without disabilities.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Court case resulting in the right to free public education for children with disabilities. This case was important because it allowed children with disabilities to attend school.
  • Rehabilitation Act

    Rehabilitation Act
    Prohibits discrimination of disabled individuals in any federal program. This is an important act because federal businesses and programs cannot turn down individuals with disabilities because of those disabilities.
  • Lau v. Nicholas

    Lau v. Nicholas
    Court case ensuring schools provide special language programs for English learners. An attempt to make the opportunity to learn more equal for English learners.
  • Tech Act

    Tech Act
    Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act- A law put in place to ensure funding for assistive technology services and training's for individuals with disabilities.
  • IDEA Passed

    IDEA Passed
    Individuals with disabilities Education Act- Mandates children with disabilities receive free and appropriate education across multiple disciplines.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    Act promotes success of all children. Federal government provides funding to public schools for improving standardized test scores each year.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
    Also known as IDEA 2004. This act is aimed at improving the educational performance of students with disabilities.
  • Winkelman v. Parma City School District

    Winkelman v. Parma City School District
    Court case that affirmed the right of parents to act on behalf of their child in court cases and gives parents/child rights conveyed through IDEA
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    Every Student Succeeds Act
    A revision of the No Child Left Behind Act. It uses state wide accountability system and gets rid of "highly qualified" teacher status.