Use the GCU Library to research information beyond what is provided in the course materials to explore the law and its application to special education issues covered in this course. Explore state departments of education websites to investigate the laws of your state and other states as well as their application to special education issues covered in this course.
Benchmark- Special Education Litigation and Law
Schedule an appointment with an attorney well-versed in school law or with a special education director to learn about the following issues:
- How has the legal system evolved, as it applies to special education over the past 20 years, and how has that affected the legal framework for special education today?
- How does the legal framework differ for special needs students and regular students in private and public schools?
- Who monitors the implementation and evaluation of IEPs in private and public schools?
- In the legal expert’s opinion, are there any elements of special education law that need refinement? Explain.
Write an essay of 1,750-2,000-words in which you compare and contrast the findings of your research and the information obtained in the interview.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.