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General Education Resources:

1) Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
http://www.iasb.com/

2) Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

3) Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools
http://www.iarss.org/

4) Illinois Association of School Administrators
http://www.iasaedu.org/

5) Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers (IAPSEC)
http://www.iapsec.org/

6) AdvancED
http://www.advanc-ed.org/

7) Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
http://www.isacs.org/

 

Federal and State Legislation:

1) State of Illinois General Assembly
http://www.ilga.gov/

Has search engine of any currently pending house or senate bill and resolution. This resource allows you to also review: house and senate sponsors, bill summary, full text of bill, any proposed changes to the bill and bill status.

2) Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR)
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/

3) Illinois Compiled Statutes
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

4) Illinois Administrative Code (Regulations)
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/titles.html

5) U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

6) U.S. Code (Statutes)
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

7) U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

8) U.S. Senate
http://www.senate.gov/

9) U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov/

 

Educational Research Databases:

1) American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group (AERA SIG)
http://aera-cr.asu.edu/ejournals/

2) Education Resources Information Center (ERIC):
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

3) Education World
http://www.education-world.com/

4) The Educator’s Reference Desk
http://www.refdesk.com/educate.html

5) Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
http://free.ed.gov/

6) Gateway to Educational Materials
http://www.thegateway.org/

 

Special Education Law Resources:

1) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home

The I.D.E.A. is the federal law that governs special education law in the U.S. This law allows for individual states to offer greater, but not lesser protections for qualified disabled individuals. I.D.E.A. remains the fundamental basis for special education law in all fifty states.

2) Illinois special education statute (school code)
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1005&

The state laws that implement I.D.E.A. and govern special education procedures in Illinois. These statutes are further delineated in Illinois’ special education rules and regulations (see below).

3) Illinois special education rules and regulations
http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/226ark.pdf

Title 23, Part 226 of the Illinois Administrative Code further regulates and explains the duties and responsibilities of both parents and school districts in regards to special education children in Illinois. Information included in these regulations include: mandates for case study evaluations, mandates for IEP procedures, responsibilities of districts for children in private schools and regulations for due process.

4) Illinois Due Process Hearing Decisions
http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/due_process.htm

Includes summaries of all Illinois due process hearing decisions rendered from July 1997 – present. To receive unabridged, redacted copies of specific hearing decisions, contact Bobbie Reguly in the Special Education Compliance Division of the Illinois State Board of Education at (217) 782-5589.

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