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Gifted Education Legal Resources
Children and the Law: Mediation, Due Process and Court Cases by Frances
Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Reports and synthesizes the results of all reported legal actions
concerning education of gifted and talented children. Since there is no
federal mandate, the legal conflicts have been settled at the state or local
collegian opening way for vouchers? Single mother's lawsuit insists only
university can meet his needs in WorldNetDaily.com
- In a case some believe could establish a legal precedent for school
vouchers, the mother of a 13-year-old student attending a state university is
suing California for not providing her son a free education according to
- Council of Educators for Students with
Disabilities, Inc. (formally known as TACHO)
- Focus on students eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Sometimes advocacy has to begin with getting answers to questions already
asked. In the United States, if your child has had testing, you are
entitled to copies of the full results, including IQ / standard scores,
percentiles, age and grade equivalent scores, and much more... but sometimes
you may need to cite this federal law to get them
Children and Legal Issues in Education: Parents' Stories of Hope by
Frances Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Parents of gifted children describe their searches for appropriate
educational options along with their creative solutions, from early school
admission to early high school graduation and awarding of credits
Children and Legal Issues: An Update by Frances Karnes and Ronald
Since Gifted Children and the Law, many new court cases and administrative
rulings have been reported; issues covered include advanced placement
concerns, home-schooling problems, personal injury, civil rights, mediation,
and due process
How To File a
Complaint With OCR U.S. Department of Education
If you believe that your child has been discriminated against because of
Legal Rights in Gifted Education by Frances A. Karnes and Ronald Marquardt
Gifted preschool, elementary, and secondary school children have very
limited protections under state and federal laws. Without a federal law to
protect the legal rights of gifted children, the responsibility for such
mandates rests with the states. Approximately 30 states have a mandate to
serve gifted children, while the remaining ones have permissive legislation...
109th Congress (2005-2007) NAGC members, state affiliate leaders,
and other supporters are working on a number of issues that would benefit
An Overview of ADA, IDEA, and
Section 504: Update 2001 (ERIC Digest E606) by Kelly Henderson
Who is protected, what are the responsibilities, how can these laws help
504 and IDEA: Basic Similarities and Differences by S. James Rosenfeld,
Esq. President, EDLAW, Inc.
LDOnline summary for parents...
Your Rights Under Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
On-line and paper documents to help determine if your child has rights
under this statute
The Special Ed Advocate (a.k.a.
Wright's Law site)
Successful advocacy depends on accurate information and knowing how
to use it. Great
and Strategy Session: IEP Goals and Objectives
Special Education Rights
Lots of questions and answers about the IEP process, click on Chapter 4...
October 23, 2012