ESEA Insider News - Page 51

  • The pivotal importance of transition plans

    The recent analysis by the American Institutes for Research showing that workers with disabilities earn 37 percent less than their peers accentuates the pressing need for comprehensive transition planning in special education.

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  • Homeless Education: Ready source of confusion

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to set aside funds prior to the opening of the school year to address the educational and personal needs of homeless youth and to determine the type of services that will be provided. Now’s a good time to consider next year’s program.

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  • Prioritizing transitions from special to general ed

    Increasing the proportion of pupils exiting special education for general education demands persistent conscious efforts on the part of administrators, teachers, service providers, and parents – efforts that will pay large dividends over time.

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  • Reducing dependence on special education

    Ultimately the least restrictive environment is full time involvement in the core program but the national rates for transitioning students from special to general education show little progress in that regard. 

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  • Resource programs – remodeling the model

    Increased participation in the core program for those students receiving resource support can be accelerated when administrators and teachers thoughtfully refine the typical way that specialized academic instruction is delivered.

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