Special Education in North Dakota

April 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1973, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p259
Academic Journal
This article reports that in accordance with the national goal established by the U.S. Office of Education to provide an appropriate education for every handicapped child by 1980, North Dakota has moved ahead in an effort to fully implement this goal on or before the national target date. At first assessment, special education in the state was faced with many of the problems commonly found in rural areas. Legislation was permissive, with services being provided to less than one-third of the total handicapped population. In November of 1971, a State Steering Committee on Special Education was formed to try and change the picture. Sixteen educators, legislators and parents gave over 1,000 man hours to the study of the areas of concern. The North Dakota Century Code was studied in relation to model legislation suggested by the Council for Exceptional Children. Although it was felt that many of the items in the model legislation should be implemented through state department regulations rather than law, it was established that school districts will be required to provide special education programs for handicapped children, acting separately or jointly with other districts or through County Special Education Boards.


Related Articles

  • Reorganization of the US Office of Education.  // Exceptional Children;Sep1965, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p69 

    The article focuses on the reorganization of the U.S. Office of Education which took effect on July 1, 1965. It was called for through the extensive broadening of the function and responsibility of the office due to the enactment of Proposed Legislation 89-10, the Elementary and Secondary...

  • Administration of New Law.  // Education Digest;Mar1964, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p54 

    The article reports that the U.S. Office of Education (USOE) is proceeding with its plans to administer the new Higher Education Facilities Act. John D. Millett, president of Miami University of Ohio, has been appointed special consultant to assist in planning the administration. Millett, who is...

  • Second Century.  // Education Digest;Apr1967, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p58 

    The article reports that the U.S. Office of Education is starting its second century, the law establishing a "department" of education having been signed by President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1867. The bill establishing what later became the Office of Education was introduced in the House of...

  • FEDERAL NEWS.  // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Sep1969, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p483 

    This article presents news on developments in the field of education in the United States. Legislation on the National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped has passed the U. S. Congress, authorizing $12.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, $15 million for...

  • The National Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children. Kirk, Samuel A. // Exceptional Children;Mar1968, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p481 

    The article focuses on the establishment of a National Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children in the U.S. by the Commissioner of Education. The move was part of the 89th Congress' response to concerns for providing adequate and continuing programs for handicapped children. The committee is...

  • P.L. 99-457 and how it affects the special physical educator. Martin, Shelly R.; Connor, Fiona J. // Physical Educator;Fall91, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p138 

    Discusses the impact of Public Law (PL) 99-457 on special physical education in the United States. Government's support of early intervention with young children who are handicapped; Recognition of effectiveness and importance of early intervention in all areas of education; Amendments to the...

  • Federal Aid Programs--Nature and Disbursement.  // Education;May1966, Vol. 86 Issue 9, p515 

    The article presents a summary of the various types of federal aid programs for education that is provided in the U.S. Legislation which have been passed by the Congress are listed including the specific programs under it. Appropriations to support the programs are also indicated. It also...

  • Federal Relations to Education. Studebaker, John W. // Education Digest;Mar1949, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p45 

    The article presents the thoughts of the author as he reminisces about his 14 years as U.S. Commissioner of Education. He points out that while the American educational system has been the marvel of the world, many states are facing difficulties in providing educational opportunities that are...

  • Packaging Plan.  // Education Digest;Mar1968, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p58 

    This article focuses on the so-called packaging plan of the U.S. Office of Education (USOE) which is expected to cure some of the factors hampering the federal aid to education. The packaging plan, reportedly, offers the U.S. states an opportunity to plan ways to simplify and consolidate as many...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics