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Special Education Law

Special Education Law

Fifth Edition

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Special Education Law

April 2013 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.

1. The Legal System and How It Works
2. Students With Disabilities: History of the Law
3. Statutory Provisions
4. The People
5. Who Is Protected
6. Identification, Evaluation, and Eligibility
7. Free Appropriate Public Education
8. Individualized Educational Program
9. Placement and Least Restrictive Environment
10. Private School Placements, Residential Placements, and Public School Choice Programs
11. Special Issues With Secondary Students
12. Procedural Safeguards
13. Discipline
14, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
15. Remedies
16. Special Education Misconduct
17. The Status and Future of Special Education Law
Appendix A: Education and the American Legal System
Appendix B: Secquuential Listing of Major Legal Developments for Student With Disabilities
Appendix C: Individualized Education Program

"The content is superb and will prepare the students to be effective advocates for their students and to ensure that laws are followed."

Yvonne Trotter
Geneva College

Good comprehensive and current information for an undergraduate special education state and federal regulations course.

Dr Patricia Huskin
Teacher & Bilingual Education, Texas A & M Univ-Kingsville
November 30, 2014

Quality and type of information in text and easy format to follow for online class.

Dr Sharon Gunn
Elementary Early Spec Ed Dept, Southeast Missouri State Univ
August 11, 2014

May consider at a later date

Ms Amy Jolley
Education, Richard Stockton College Of Nj
May 3, 2014

Not adopted as yet. Will decide this summer.

Dr Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs
Literacy and Special Education, The College of Saint Rose
April 6, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Laura F. Rothstein

Laura Rothstein is a Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, where she served as Dean from 2000 to 2005. She received her B.A. in political science from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She began her career in legal education in 1976 and served on four other law school faculties before her appointment at the Brandeis School of Law. She began work on special education issues in 1979, while a visiting faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also served as an attorney in the Developmental... More About Author

Scott F. Johnson

Scott F. Johnson is a Professor of Law at Concord Law School of Kaplan University and a Special Education Hearings Officer with the New Hampshire Department of Education. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. He is the author of numerous articles and books in various areas of education law, and he frequently develops professional development programs for educators and presents at national conferences. Prior to teaching, Professor Johnson practiced law and was involved in a number of precedent-setting education law cases. He began as co... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452241098