This year brought widespread interest in federal special education policy, driven by intense interest in the moves of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
December 2017 Archives
Johnny Collett, a Kentucky native, will become the 10th person confirmed to lead the office of special education and rehabilitative services.
States were poised to take a closer look at districts that might have minority overrepresentation, but the Education Department wants to put the rule on hold for two years.
The federal panel discussed the complex topic of minority students and whether they are placed in special education, disciplined more severely, or sent to restrictive settings more often than their peers.
Johnny W. Collett, nominated to lead the office for civil rights and rehabilitative services, was asked about several hot-button issues during his confirmation hearing, but kept his answers general.