Special Education Committee Resources

Co-Teaching

  • The general definition of co-teaching involves two equally-qualified individuals who may or may not have the same area of expertise jointly delivering instruction to a group of students.
  • A common example of co-teaching today is played out in many inclusion classrooms where a General Education teacher and a Special Education teacher share responsibility for classroom management and instruction. A common example of co-teaching today is played out in many inclusion classrooms where a General Education teacher and a Special Education teacher share responsibility for classroom management and instruction.
  • The Co-Teaching Connection: http://www.marilynfriend.com
  • Teach Hub Strategies: http://www.teachhub.com/effective-co-teaching-strategies

70/30 Rule

  • When a student’s IEP calls for services in a general education classroom, the student must be served in a class that is composed of students of whom at least 70 percent are without IEPs, that utilizes the general curriculum, that is taught by an instructor certified holding an educator license for general education and who is employed for that purpose, and that is not designated as a general remedial classroom.
  • For purposes of this subsection (a), a student who receives speech services outside of the general education classroom and who does not require modifications to the content of the general education curriculum shall be included in the calculation of the percentage of students without IEPs. (See 105 ILCS 5/14-2.)
  • Illinois Administrative Code Part 226:  http://www.isbe.net/Documents/226ark.pdf
  • Class Size Guidance: http://local1211.org/class-size-guideline-illinois-state-law/

SB 100

  • Based on the new law, by September 15, 2016, school boards and governing bodies of charter schools will need to develop, review and implement discipline policies in accordance with the new law’s requirements.
  • SB 100 eliminates “zero tolerance” polices and provides that the harshest forms of punishment may only be used for students who pose a threat to the school community or who substantially disrupt, impede or interfere with the learning environment.
  • When passed into law, the bill was designated as Public Act 990456, and made changes to several sections of the School Code.
  • Additional SB100 Resources: https://ieanea.org/resources/trauma-informed-practices-and-aces/

PERA/SLO

Supreme Court Cases

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