Guidance for Implementing IDEA 2004
Additional Resources for IDEA-2004:
Congressional Research Service Report for Congress
Pages 29-32 provide an analysis of the changes to disciplinary procedures in IDEA-2004.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
NASDE produced a document that has the statutory language of IDEA-97 (P.L. 105-17) laid out against that of IDEA-2004 (H.R. 1350, as passed by Congress on November 19, 2004). For Information on Placement in Alternative Educational Setting, at NASDSE website, go to WHATS NEW, Table of Contents, Section 615. Scroll to page 113, Section 615(k): Placement in Alternative Educational Setting.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Subcommittee on Education Reform
The Committees prepared a guide to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Information on discipline and manifestation determination can be found at numbers 17 and 18.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
CEC's Summary of Significant Issues in IDEA-2004.