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Special Education Brief

Special Education: Understanding Federal and State Statutory Requirements is a new Policy to Practice Brief offered by MTA's Center for Education Policy and Practice.

This brief provides local leaders and educators with an overview of the state and federal statutes governing special education. Through a series of Frequently Asked Questions, educators will learn about the requirements governing the referral process, the elements of Individual Educational Plans, student evaluation and classroom accommodations.

Topics include:

  • Students with Disabilities and the Law 
  • Highly Qualified Teacher
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Commonly Used Acronyms in Special Education
  • Glossary of Special Education Terms
  • MTA Inclusion Policy

The brief was prepared by Nora Todd, MTA Center for Education Policy and Practice in 2008.

Special Education: Understanding Federal and State Statutory Requirements