With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congress took action to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The ESEA was the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. In amending ESEA, the new law represents a sweeping overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the United States. It is built on four pillars: accountability for results; an emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research; expanded parental options and expanded local control and flexibility. The No Child Left Behind Act, like its predecessor, brings sweeping changes to the nation's schools.
- Overview of federal and state laws that govern education
- An update on the reauthorized Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
- Overview and analysis of NCLB
- How the laws are working nationally
- Indiana's implementation of NCLB
- The attendee will be able to discuss an overview of federal and state laws that govern education.
- The attendee will be able to identify an overview and analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act.
- The attendee will be able to review how the laws are working nationally.
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. Overview Of Federal And State Laws That Govern Education
A. Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act
B. Family Education Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
C. Technology Related Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities
D. The No Child Left Behind Act (Overview)
E. Indiana's Article 7
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. An Update On The Reauthorized Individuals With Disabilities Education
A. Overview Of The IDEA
B. Changes In The Statutes From Reauthorization
C. What Reauthorization Means For Parents And Schools
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
IV. Overview And Analysis Of NCLB
A. Adequate Yearly Progress
B. Highly Qualified Teachers
C. Timelines In NCLB And Implications
E. Unsafe School Choice Option
F. Students With Disabilities
G. Benefits For Schools
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. How The Laws Are Working Nationally
A. A Look At The Nation In 2005
B. A Look At The Nation By 2009
C. Can This Work Effectively Nationally?
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Indiana's Implementation Of NCLB
A. Teachers And Testing
B. Unsafe School Choice
C. Students With Disabilities