Special Education: Clearer Guidance Would Enhance Implementation of Federal Disciplinary Provisions

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In the 2000-01 school year, more than 91,000 special education students were removed from their educational settings for disciplinary reasons. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools are required to provide educational services to special education students who are removed from their educational settings for more than 10 days in a school year. Congress asked GAO to determine where disciplined special education students are placed, the extent to which local school districts continue educational services for these students, and how the U.S. Department of ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. May 20, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In the 2000-01 school year, more than 91,000 special education students were removed from their educational settings for disciplinary reasons. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools are required to provide educational services to special education students who are removed from their educational settings for more than 10 days in a school year. Congress asked GAO to determine where disciplined special education students are placed, the extent to which local school districts continue educational services for these students, and how the U.S. Department of Education provides support and oversight for special education disciplinary placements. To address these objectives, GAO conducted a study, using surveys and site-visits, of special education disciplinary placements in three states--Illinois, Maryland, and North Carolina."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Special Education: Clearer Guidance Would Enhance Implementation of Federal Disciplinary Provisions, report, May 20, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295270/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.