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.
Recently in Federal Special Education Policy Category
October 10, 2017
July 17, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.
January 18, 2017
The nominee for education secretary appeared to stumble during her confirmation hearing as senators pushed on whether she would adhere to the protections of special education law and policy.
December 12, 2016
Many more school districts will be required to use special education money to address minority overrepresentation under a final rule released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
November 09, 2016
In a questionnaire prepared by disability advocacy groups, the Trump campaign stressed the federal government's limited role in local education.