Lost in Translation

A look at the first IDEA case to reach the Supreme Court.


The Issues of IDEA

From funding to teaching to litigation, a look at what prevents the landmark special education law from meeting its core principles.



  • Practitioners and Practice

    For schools to be successful, boards and administrators must engage leaders at all levels

  • The Compassionate Leader

    In our push for academic excellence, we must not take the heart and soul out of our schools

  • What I Wish I Had Known

    A retired superintendent looks back on his career, and lessons he learned after leaving it behind

  • Look Back, Look Ahead

    To ensure a smooth transition in leadership, boards should take time to study where the district has been -- and where it hopes to go

  • Mastering online Education

    More teachers and administrators are taking courses via the Internet. But do these advanced courses give them what they need to succeed?


  • School Board News

    March 2007 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    March 2007 Your Turn

    This month, You Say: High marks for new Congress. We Ask: What’s your biggest challenge with IDEA?

  • Research

    A Line Item for Achievement

    Instructional coaching is an encouraging, reasonably priced way to improve classroom teaching and student learning.

  • School Law

    Deal or No Deal

    Labor-management contracts are the quintessential local issue, and often a complicated legal maze for everyone involved in the negotiations.

  • Communications

    Wired-World Mishaps

    Blogs, podcasts, e-mail, and websites make it easier for groups to connect, but these communications outlets also pose challenges for educators.

  • Governance

    A Precious But Fragile Bond

    The board-superintendent relationship is a professional marriage that requires both sides to work together, or it risks becoming frayed beyond repair.

  • Facilities

    Conserving Watts by Watching

    An Oregon school district dramatically cut its energy costs by educating teachers and staff about effective utilities management.

  • Technology

    Cultivating a Tech-Savvy Image

    Do you want to be the go-to source for reporters? Are you trying to convey a certain image? Consider using some of these Web tools to help.

  • Learn More

    March 2007 Learn More

    Your source for ideas and information.

  • Adviser

    March 2007 Adviser

    What would you do if ... your superintendent candidate didn't want a visit to her district?