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Minority Representation in Special Education
Overrepresentation of minority students in special education has been a concern for more than 3 decades. Such overrepresentation has triggered a number of legal challenges, educational reforms, andExpand
Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
November 29, 2000, marked the 25th anniversary of the signing into law of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This seminal law has improved the educational opportunities forExpand
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and IDEA Regulations of 2006: Implications for Educators, Administrators, and Teacher Trainers
First we briefly review the reauthorization process. Next we consider the influential effect that No Child Left Behind and two major reports had on Congress when it reauthorized the Individuals withExpand
Truancy Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System
Truancy has been identified as one of the top 10 educational problems in the United States and is considered an important predictor of later delinquent behavior. The purpose of this study was toExpand
Placing Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: Legal Guidelines and Preferred Practices
Two federal laws have been extremely important in providing rules and regulations to guide the educational placement of students with disabilities. The Individuals With Disabilities Education ActExpand
Delinquency and Recidivism
The authors examined the role of early adverse experiences, mental health problems, and disabilities in the prediction of juvenile delinquency and recidivism, using a matched-control group design.Expand
Academic Remediation, Parole Violations, and Recidivism Rates Among Delinquent Youths
Given the close association of academic achievement not only to delinquency, but also to recidivism, further examination of this variable is warranted. We examined the records of 505 delinquent malesExpand
A National Survey of State Initiatives on Alternative Education
Concerns over violence, vandalism, disruption, substance abuse, school failure, and dropout rates in the schools have resulted in an increased emphasis on alternative education. The purpose of thisExpand
Minority Representation in Special Education: 5-Year Trends
The disproportionate representation of minority students in special education has been a concern for decades. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates states to have policies andExpand
Disciplinary Exclusions in Special Education: A 4-Year Analysis
Current discipline policies have led to an increase in the use of exclusion with students with disabilities, thereby preventing some from receiving a free and appropriate public education. StudentsExpand