Recent Legal and Policy Developments in Special Education

John W. Maag, Antonis Katsiyannis

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The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) has been instrumental in ensuring that qualified students with disabilities receive a free appro priate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment. Determining the parameters of FAPE, however, has been a daunting task for school personnel and especially for school administrators. Principals find themselves increasingly challenged by a multitude of legal and policy issues regarding special education that are often dif ficult to understand yet necessary to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNASSP Bulletin
Issue number613
StatePublished - Feb 2000

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  • Education


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