SPEDWatch - Special Education Activism

Policy & Guidance


Directions for Massachusetts IEP Forms – June 2001

Discipline Flow Chart

IEP Process Guide – June 2001

Is Special Education the Right Service?


Alignment with No Child Left Behind

Changes in Initial Evaluation and Reevaluation

Children Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools


Disproportionality and Overidentification

Early Intervening Services

Highly Qualified Teachers

Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

IEP Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP

Local Funding

Monitoring and Enforcement

Procedural Safeguards: Mediation

Procedural Safeguards: Resolution Meetings and Due Process Hearings

Procedural Safeguards: State Complaint Procedures

Procedural Safeguards: Surrogates, Notice and Consent

Secondary Transition

State Application for IDEA Part B Funds for FFY 2008

State Funding

Statewide and Districtwide Assessments

Case Decisions

Board of Education v. Rowley, 458 U.S. 176 (1982)

Cedar Rapids v. Garret F., 526 U.S. 66 (1999)

Irving School District v. Tatro, 468 U.S. 883 (1984)

Schaffer v. Weast, 546 U.S. ___ (2005)

Winkelman v. Parma City School District (No. 05-983) (2007)

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