The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools: Major Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilitiesby Charles J. Russo, Allan G. Osborne Jr., Joseph D. Massucci, Gerald M. Cattaro
The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools provides an informed explanation of Section 504, the IDEA, their regulations, and the cases that they have generated. Even though, the authors offer educators information on the rights of children in non-public schools, this book is not a how-to manual. It is designed to help make educators and parents aware of the requirements governing the laws that impact the rights of children with disabilities in order to implement both Section 504 and the IDED. In light of the detail that the book provides, it serves as a current and concise desk reference for educators ranging from building or district level administrators to classroom teachers to resource specialists in special education and related fields.
The concluding chapter is worth the purchase price of the book as it gives practical considerations for administrators and parents of religiously affiliated nonpublic schools or nonsectarian nonpublic schools on how to work with public school administrators to provide a quality education for the children in the nonpublic school.
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Charles J. Russo is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton, Ohio. Allan G. Osborne, Jr., is the former principal of the Snug Harbor Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts. Joseph D. Massucci is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Education and Allied Professions at the University of Dayton, Ohio. Gerald M. Cattaro is a professor education, chair of the Division of Educational Leadership Administration and Policy, and director of the Center of Non-Public Education and Catholic Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University in New York City.
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