Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law

ISBN-10: 1412927048
ISBN-13: 9781412927048
Edition: 2008
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Description: Special education law experts, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne, explore the most difficult and contentious areas of special education law: Entitlement Procedural due process Free Appropriate Public Education Related services, assistive  More...

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Special education law experts, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne, explore the most difficult and contentious areas of special education law: Entitlement Procedural due process Free Appropriate Public Education Related services, assistive technology, & transition services Disciplinary sanctions Dispute resolution Remedies Anti-discrimination laws The authors offer a case-based approach to analyzing these areas, sharing the fundamental special education legal cases, and guiding school leaders and aspiring school leaders on how to better understand and navigate today's most pressing special education legalities.

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio.� He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.� He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling.� He currently conducts the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE), which is a three-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the effects of school-based mentoring.Allan G. Osborne, Jr. is the retired principal of the Snug Harbor Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. During his 34 years in public education, he served as a special education teacher, a director of special education, an assistant principal, and a principal. He has also served as an adjunct professor of special education and education law at several colleges, including Bridgewater State University and American International University. Osborne earned an EdD in educational leadership from Boston College and an MEd in special education from Fitchburg State College (now Fitchburg State University) in Massachusetts. He received a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Osborne has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and textbooks on legal issues in education, along with textbooks on other aspects of education. Although he writes and presents in several areas of educational law, he specializes in legal and policy issues in special education. He is the coauthor, with Charles J. Russo, of five texts published by Corwin, a SAGE company. A past president of the Education Law Association (ELA), Osborne has been an attendee and presenter at most ELA conferences since 1991. He has also written a chapter now titled "Students With Disabilities" for the Yearbook of Education Law, published by ELA, since 1990. He is on the editorial advisory committee of West's Education Law Reporter and is coeditor of the "Education Law Into Practice" section of that journal, which is sponsored by ELA. He is also on the editorial boards of several other education journals.In recognition of his contributions to the field of education law, Osborne was presented with the McGhehey Award by ELA in 2008, the highest award given by the organization. He is also the recipient of the City of Quincy Human Rights Award, the Financial Executives Institute of Massachusetts Principals Award, the Junior Achievement of Massachusetts Principals Award, and several community service awards.

Charles J. Russo, JD, EdD, is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. He was the 1998-1999 president of the Education Law Association and 2002 recipient of its McGhehey (Achievement) Award. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals; has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited 40 books; and has in excess of 800 publications. Russo also speaks extensively on issues in education law in the United States and abroad. Along with having spoken in 33 states and 25 nations on 6 continents, Russo has taught summer courses in England, Spain, and Thailand; he also has served as a visiting professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; South East European University, Macedonia; the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa; the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the University of S�o Paulo, Brazil. He regularly serves as a visiting professor at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University.Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration in July 1996, Russo taught at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from August 1992 to July 1996 and at Fordham University in his native New York City from September 1989 to July 1992. He taught high school for 8#189; years before and after graduation from law school. He received a BA (classical civilization) in 1972, a JD in 1983, and an EdD (educational administration and supervision) in 1989 from St. John's University in New York City. He also received a master of divinity degree from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York, in 1978, as well as a PhD Honoris Causa from the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University, South Africa, in May 2004 for his contributions to the field of education law.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: The Law of Special Education
Sources of Law
The Development of Special Education Laws
Legislative Initiatives
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia
References
Entitlement to Special Education and Related Services
Entitlement to Services
Students in Religious and Other Private Schools
Homeschooled Students
Timothy W. v. Rochester, New Hampshire, School District
Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District
References
Procedural Due Process
Student Records
Evaluation
Development of Individualized Education Programs
Parental Rights
Change in Placement
Blackmon v. Springfield R-XII School District
Stock v. Massachusetts Hospital School
References
Free Appropriate Public Education
Definition of Appropriate
Least Restrictive Environment
Placement in Private Facilities
Extended School Year Programs
Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley
Sacramento City Unified School District, Board of Education v. Rachel H.
References
Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Transition Services
Required Related Services
Assistive Technology
Transition Services
Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.
Fick ex rel. Fick v. Sioux Falls School District
References
Student Discipline
Judicial History
The 1997 and 2004 IDEA Amendments
Honig v. Doe
AW ex rel. Wilson v. Fairfax County School Board
References
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Resolution Sessions
Due Process Hearings
Judicial Review
Statutes of Limitations
Cases Under Other Statutes
Schaffer ex rel. Schaffer v. Weast
Winkelman ex rel. Winkelman v. Parma City School District
References
Remedies for Failure to Provide a Free Appropriate Public Education
Tuition Reimbursement
Compensatory Educational Services
Attorney Fees and Costs
Damages
Florence County School District Four v. Carter
Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy
References
Emerging Issues
Child Find
State Testing Programs
State Responsibility to Ensure Compliance
Responsibility of Insurance Carriers
Disbursement of Federal Funds
Policy Letters
Programs for Infants and Toddlers
Report Cards and Transcripts
Rene v. Reed
Gadsby v. Grasmick
References
Antidiscrimination Statutes
Eligibility
Discrimination Prohibited
Otherwise Qualified Students With Disabilities
Reasonable Accommodations
Defenses
Southeastern Community College v. Davis
School Board of Nassau County, Florida v. Arline
References
Glossary
Index

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