The Law and Special Education, 5th edition

  • Mitchell L. Yell


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Help educators understand the historical and current legal issues in special education
The Law and Special Education helps teachers and educational administrators understand their legal obligations relative to providing a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities. Clear, straightforward, and very accessible, this indispensable resource (1) walks readers through the history and current developments of special education law and (2) gives educators the information and the tools they need to develop legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programs.

The 5th Edition is updated to keep readers informed of the latest developments and refinements in special education law, including:
  • the Supreme Court rulings in the Endrew F. v. Douglas County Schools and Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools cases;
  • new U.S. Department of Education policy letters and cases;
  • updated coverage of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015;
  • new coverage of charter schools and students with disabilities;
  • IEP implementation cases; and a new section on standards-based IEP.
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Table of contents

  1. Introduction to the American Legal System 
  2. Legal Research 
  3. The History of the Law and Children with Disabilities 
  4. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
  5. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
  6. The Americans with Disabilities Act 
  7. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
  8. Free Appropriate Public Education 
  9. Identification, Assessment, and Evaluation 
  10. The Individualized Education Program 
  11. Least Restrictive Environment 
  12. Procedural Safeguards 
  13. Disciplining Students with Disabilities 
  14. Additional Issues: Bullying, Charter Schools, Response to Intervention, Educational Records, and Liability for Student Injury 
Appendix A: Major Changes of IDEA 2004 
Appendix B: Relevant Sections of the U.S. Constitution 

Published by Pearson (January 25th 2021) - Copyright © 2019