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Report: What Parents of students with disabilities need to know and do

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Students: Identified with disabilities, Families: Family Partnerships

Authors

Cortiella, C. ; National center on educational outcomes; Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Naitonal Association of State Directors of Special Educaiton (NASDSE); U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Published

2006

Publisher

National center on educational outcomes; Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Naitonal Association of State Directors of Special Educaiton (NASDSE); U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Abstract

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
and the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) are two of the
nation’s most important federal laws
relating to the education of children.
While NCLB seeks to improve the
education of all children — with an
emphasis on children from low-
income families — IDEA focuses
on the individual child and seeks
to ensure specialized services for
children with disabilities so that they
may benefi t from education.
Lately, these two laws have taken
on new importance to parents of
students with disabilities. NCLB
provisions apply to all students,
including those whose disabilities
require special education. So it’s
important that parents understand
the requirements of NCLB. IDEA,
in its latest update by Congress,
has been more closely aligned with
NCLB, making it equally important
that parents become familiar with
the ways the two laws have been
positioned to work together to
improve academic achievement of
students with disabilities.

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