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Ch 4: Federal & State Laws on Education

About This Chapter

You're in the right place if you need to study federal and state education laws quickly. These short lessons and self-assessment quizzes are designed to improve your knowledge of these particular laws for upcoming exams, homework or class assignments.

Federal & State Laws on Education - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your own pace to study federal and state education laws. After defining the roles of government in education, you'll study the history of important education laws in America, including the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand federal and state government roles in public education
  • Summarize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Explain the history of ESL education in the United States
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of No Child Left Behind
  • Protect students from education-related legal issues

These lessons come with short self-assessment quizzes to help you retain key concepts. The chapter can be accessed at any time, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. For your convenience, we've made the chapter material accessible on any device that has an Internet connection.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Federal & State Laws on Education
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The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

1. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.

The State Government's Role in Public Education

2. The State Government's Role in Public Education

In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

3. 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.

History of ESL Education in the U.S.

4. History of ESL Education in the U.S.

When did ESL (English as a Second Language) education begin in the United States? Would you believe as far back as the mid 1600s? This lesson provides a history of the strategies and methodologies of ESL education in the U.S.

No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

5. 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.

Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

6. Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

Many laws protect the rights of students, so they can focus on studying. This lesson discusses common laws designed to protect student privacy and shield students from discrimination.

Chapter Practice Exam
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