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  • Main Title The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Proposed Regulations for P.L. 108-446


  • Author: Jones, Nancy Lee
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney; American Law Division
  • Author: Apling, Richard N.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Social Legislation; Domestic Social Policy Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2005-07-18


  • English


  • Content Description: The 108th Congress passed P.L. 108-446, which reauthorized and revised the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA is the major federal the statute authorizing funds for special education and related services for children with disabilities and providing detailed due process provisions to ensure that these children receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Although much of the the basic structure of IDEA has been retained, P.L. 108-446 does make a number of significant changes. Among these are the definition of “highly qualified” teachers, calculation of maximum state grants, funding for high-need children with disabilities, revised state performance goals and requirements for children’s participation in state and local assessments, changes in the private school provisions, exceptions to certain financial requirements, changes in procedural safeguards, and changes in compliance monitoring to focus on student performance.
  • Physical Description: 19 p.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Disabled
  • Keyword: Education of disabled students - Law and legislation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Elementary and secondary education


  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 2005/2006


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL32998
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL32998 2005-07-18
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs6940
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