Thursday, April 28, 2005

Interesting Article on IDEA Changes

It's in today's Arizona Republic. The article is here, and here is a taste:

Revisions to a federal law will bring sweeping changes to special-education programs across the country beginning in July.

Some parents and teachers are concerned that the change will allow special-education students to be expelled for disciplinary problems, fail classes because their educational needs won't be met, and leave them unprepared for life after graduation.

The law, a reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, specifically will affect the way parents monitor the progress of their child, how schools handle discipline, how students are instructed, how special-needs children in private schools receive services and how state education officials oversee it all.


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