What Every Educator Needs to Know about IDEA
Dworkin, Marsha, Volta Voices
Over the past several years, legislation has changed the entire field of education, particularly public education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) are creating new challenges for public schools across the country.
Two concepts especially important to public school programs for the deaf and hard of hearing are new qualifications for "highly qualified teachers" and "adequate yearly progress" or AYP, which includes assessment and progress monitoring.
Both pieces of legislation are creating a great deal of anxiety among regular and special educators and …
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Publication information: Article title: What Every Educator Needs to Know about IDEA. Contributors: Dworkin, Marsha - Author. Magazine title: Volta Voices. Volume: 12. Issue: 3 Publication date: May/June 2005. Page number: 24+. © Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Incorporated Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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