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October 25, 2017

Ed. Dept. Scrutinizing Rule on Minority Representation in Special Education

The Education Department plans to seek public comment on putting off a rule that would require more school districts to use federal dollars to address minority bias in special education, Politico reports.

October 24, 2017

Ed. Dept. Explains Special Education Guidance Cutbacks After Outcry

The uproar prompted by the Education Department's clearing out of old regulations demonstrates the mistrust disability advocates have for the Education Department.

October 20, 2017

Ed. Dept. Sweeps Away Old Special Education Guidance and Regulations

Following the Trump administration's mandate to clear out regulatory chaff, the office of special education and rehabilitative services plans to get rid of decades-old guidance documents.

October 10, 2017

Providing Special Education in a Time of Disaster

The U.S. Department of Education says that it wants to provide flexibility and support for schools and districts struggling to recover. That could include financial relief for states that request it.

July 17, 2017

DeVos To Special Educators: Families 'Shouldn't Have to Sue' For School Options

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said a recent U.S. Supreme Court case offers an example of why parents of students with disabilities need school choice options.

July 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos Invited to Address Annual Special Education Conference

The U.S. secretary of education is scheduled to address a conference sponsored by the office of special education programs, where experts discuss federal topics related to students with disabilities.

July 11, 2017

Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency'

Members of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Administrators of Special Education want Congress to preserve Medicaid and allocate more money for special education and gifted education.

June 01, 2017

Education Department Launches New Special Education Site

A refreshed website hosted by the U.S. Department of Education includes links to the special education law, regulations and other resources.

March 09, 2017

Education Department Seeks Comment on Revised IDEA Website

The comments will be used to create a "new and improved" special education website to be housed at idea.ed.gov, which was offline for several weeks earlier this year.

March 07, 2017

When Will We Have a New Federal Special Education Chief? (And Why It Matters)

The federal office of special education and rehabilitative services doesn't have a new chief, and advocates say they're worried about special education being on the backburner.

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