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Ensuring Excellence for All Students

May 26, 2006

Special Education: Ensuring Excellence for All Students

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

This November marks 30 years since Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142). Today, thanks to this law, which became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, the majority of children with disabilities are being educated in their neighborhood schools and in regular classrooms alongside their non-disabled peers; high school graduation rates and employment rates among youth with disabilities have increased dramatically; and post-secondary enrollments among individuals with disabilities continue to rise.

The November broadcast of Special Education: Ensuring Excellence for All Students, will showcase successful inclusion programs in schools, profile research-based, early identification and intervention initiatives to identify academic and behavioral problems in young children, and will include a panel of educators, policymakers, community leaders and parents exploring key issues such as:

  • How is NCLB helping ensure the academic progress of children with disabilities? What are the key provisions of the reauthorized IDEA legislation and does it impact those involved with the special education process? What do parents need to know about early intervention for children suspected of having a disability and what challenges do these students and their families face? How have schools made it easier for parents to navigate the system as they create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for their student with a disability? How can students with disabilities be successfully integrated into general education classrooms? What is Positive Behavior Supports and what difference is it making in schools?

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