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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an education court cases, legislation and federal documents unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
- Education for All Handicapped Children Act
- Goals 2000
- IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Morrill Land-Grant Acts
- No Child Left Behind
- Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
- Title IX and gender equity
1. A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education
In 1983, President Reagan put out a report that said that, thanks to declining education, America was at risk. What did the report say? And was the country really at risk? In this lesson, we'll examine the contents, impact, and criticism of the report.
2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance
In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.
3. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact
With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
4. Goals 2000: Summary & End
There was a time when the federal government really didn't have much to do with education. But Goals 2000 changed all that, as it laid out national educational goals. In this lesson, we'll examine what those goals were and the impact they had.
5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
6. Morrill Land-Grant Acts: Impact on the Growth of Colleges & Universities
Ever wonder how colleges and universities were started? In this lesson, we'll look at the Morrill Land-Grant Acts and how they contributed to the establishment of many American colleges, including state universities and historically black colleges.
7. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons
The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.
8. Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Impact on Free Speech in Schools
How much control do schools have over what students say and do? This lesson examines the First Amendment limits in education, and the court case (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District) that changed those limits.
9. Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts
Many people have heard of Title IX with regards to athletics, but did you know that it goes way beyond just letting girls play sports? In this lesson, we'll examine the scope of Title IX and its impact on education and gender equality.
10. The Bilingual Education Act of 1968: Creation & 1974 Expansion
In this lesson, we'll learn what brought about the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and what it sought to accomplish, as well as the 1974 act which clarified and expanded upon the original act.
11. Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Court Cases
As part of the the Individuals with Disabilities Act passed by Congress in 1975 students with disabilities are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education(FAPE). When school districts deny students a FAPE families can take legal action.
12. History of No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act was the signature education policy of President George W. Bush and created sweeping changes in American education. However, it proved controversial from the beginning, as you'll find out in this lesson.
13. No Child Left Behind & Special Education
The controversial No Child Left Behind Act, which drove national education policy from 2002 to 2015, had an impact on special education students, but experts disagree in their understanding of that impact.
14. No Child Left Behind: Facts, Results & Effects
The No Child Left Behind program was one of the most controversial reforms in modern history. In this lesson, we'll talk about this program and see how it impacted American education.
15. No Child Left Behind vs. Race to the Top
No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top are the signature education initiatives of our past two presidents. They have had a profound impact on education in the United States, though few people know exactly what they are and how they differ.
16. Least Restrictive Environment Court Cases
Public education is a pillar of American society, but has presented legal challenges when students are excluded. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the concept of the least restrictive environment has been used to support the education of students with disabilities.
17. FERPA for Teachers: Laws & Guidelines
In this lesson, we will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We will review the degree to which this legislation protects the privacy of student educational records, as well as the circumstances under which student information may be released.
18. Teacher Contract Negotiation Strategies
In this lesson, we will look at some of the common teacher contract negotiation strategies that teachers working with a union or individually with the help of a private attorney may benefit from when negotiating their contracts.
19. Teachers' Rights in the Classroom
As teachers, we often feel that we have lost a lot of our rights when we enter the classroom. However, though our profession comes with certain limitations, we still retain certain rights. In this lesson, we will look at the rights of teachers within the classroom.
20. What is a Probationary Teacher?
When you're a probationary teacher, you're being evaluated to determine whether you're the best person for the job. In this lesson we will discuss what it means to be a probationary teacher.
21. Legal Responsibilities of Teachers
State governments are mainly responsible for legislation involving how schools operate, but there is also federal legislation that helps protect students' rights. In this lesson, we will discuss the legal responsibilities of classroom teachers.
22. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Definition & Status
Before the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) set accountability standards for schools. In this lesson, we will examine Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, as required by No Child Left Behind.
23. Education Reform Movements in America: Definition & Leaders
In this lesson, we will learn more about some of the people who have led education reform movements in America, such as Horace Mann, Catharine Beecher, and John Dewey.
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