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EDLE 5620: Administration and Leadership for Student Educational Services: Suggested Readings

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Suggested Readings for EDLE 5620


Week 1: Every Student Succeeds Act and Special Education in Texas

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Week 2: Special Education Programs in the Schools

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Connor, D. J. (2013). Who “owns” dis/ability? The cultural work of critical special educators as insider–outsiders. Theory & Research in Social Education, 4(4), 494-513.

Week 3: Programs for English Language Learners

Palmieri, A. (2018, May 1). Seven essential components for successful dual language programs. Education Week. 

REL Southwest (2017, November). Time to proficiency for Hispanic English learner students in Texas. 

Stepanek, J. (2010, September). Creating schools that support success for English language. Lessons Learned. 

Week 4: Programs for Students with Gifts and Talents
Alternative Educational Opportunities

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Week 5:  Applied Educational Programs
Student Support Services

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Week 6: Health and Human Services in Schools

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Special Education
Armstrong, T. (2017, April). Neurodiversity: The future of special education? Educational Leadership, 11-16.
Barnes, S. (2018, April 30). Opinion: After 20 years, it’s time for an inclusion update. Education Week. 
Bensen, J. (2017, April). Finding common ground. Educational Leadership, 23-29.
Conderman, G., & Pedersen (2005). Promoting positive special education practices. NASSP Bulletin, 89(644), 90-98.
Ennis, R. P., Blanton, K., & Katsiyannis, A. (2017, May/June). Child find activities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Teaching Exceptional Children, 49(5), 301-308.
Garwood, J. D., & Ampuja, A. A. (2018). Inclusion of students with learning, emotional, and behavioral disabilities through strengths-based approaches. Intervention in School and Clinic, 1-6. doi: 10.1177/1053451218767918
Giangreco , M. F. (2017, April). Expanding opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Educational Leadership, 52-57.
Jung, L. A. (2017, April). In providing supports for students, language matters. Educational Leadership, 42-45.
Prince, A. M. T., Yell, M. L., & Katsiyannis, A. (2018). Endrew F. v. Douglas county school district: The U.S. Supreme Court and special education. Intervention in School and Clinic, 53(5), 1-4,
Salend, S. J., & Whittaker, C. R. (2017, April). UDL: A blueprint for learning success. Educational Leadership, 59-63.
Samuels, C. A. (2016, February 23). ESSA spotlights strategy to reach diverse learners
Weishaar, P. M. (2010). Twelve ways to incorporate strengths-based planning into the IEP process. The Clearing House 83, 207-210.  
Gifted and Talented Education
Coronado, J. M., & Lewis, K. D. (2017). The disproportional representation of English language learners in gifted and talented programs in Texas. Gifted Child Today, 40(4), 238-244.
Manning, S., Stanford, B. P., & Reeves, S. (2010). Valuing the advanced learner: Differentiating up. The Clearing House, 83, 145-149
Shively, K., Stith, K. M., Rubenstein, L. D. (2018). Measuring what matters: Assessing creativity, critical thinking, and the design process. Gifted Child Today, 41(3), 149-158.
Stephens, K. R. (2018). Applicable federal and state policy, law, and legal considerations in gifted education. In S. L. Pfeiffer (Ed.), Handbook of giftedness in children: Psychoeducational theory, research, and best practices (pp. 163-182). Cham: Springer.
This entire handbook appears to have some strong chapters.
Texas Education Agency (2018). Gifted talented education.
Texas Education Agency (2018). Texas G/T program implementation resource.
Texas Education Agency (2009). Texas state plan for gifted and talented students
English Language Learners 
Collier, V.P., & Thomas, W.P. (2009).  Educating English learners for a transformed world.
Albuquerque, NM:  Dual Language Education of New Mexico and Fuente Press. 
Cummins, J. (1986).  Empowering minority students:  A framework for intervention.  Harvard Education Review, 56(1), 18-26.
Palmieri, A. (2018, May 1). Seven essential components for successful dual language programs. Education Week. 
Alternative Education
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Laguna-Riordan, C., Aguilar, J. P., Franklin, C., Streeter, C. L., Kim, J. S., Tripodi, S. J., & Hopson, L. M. (2011). At-risk students’ perceptions of traditional schools and a solution-focused public alternative school. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 55(3), 105-114.
Public School Review (2018). Texas alternative schools
Texas Education Agency (2018). Alternative schooling
Texas Education Agency (2018). Charter schools
Texas Education Agency (2018). Texas virtual network [and online schools].
Texas Education Agency (2018). Support for at-risk schools and students
Applied Educational Programs
Texas Education Agency (2018). Career and technical education
Health and Human Services / Mental Health
Texas Department of State Health Services. Mental health resources for educators and schools. 
Texas Education Agency (2018). Child abuse prevention: An overview. 
Texas Education Agency (2018). Human trafficking of school-aged children
Texas Education Agency (2018). Pregnancy related services.   
Prevention Programs
Abbott, G. (2018, May). School and firearm safety action plan. 
American Institutes for Research (2017, January). ESSA: School climate and safety
American Institutes for Research (2017, January). ESSA: School discipline. Retrieved from
Texas Education Agency (2018). Chapter 37: Safe schools
Texas Education Agency (2018). Restorative discipline practices in Texas
Texas Education Agency (2018). Safe and healthy schools
Student Support Services
Texas Education Agency (2018). School guidance and counseling: FAQ. 

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Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

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Texas Academic Performance Reports

Texas Student Data System:

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