The Education Department has concerns with an Obama-era approach to addressing potential overrepresentation of minorities in special education, so it plans to tackle the issue itself.
Recently in Federal Special Education Policy Category
October 17, 2018
October 11, 2018
Laurie VanderPloeg, a longtime special education administrator, will take over the office of special education programs starting in November.
October 03, 2018
Most states' plans Every Student Succeeds Act plans could do more to push rigorous goals and adequate supports for students with disabilities, according to an analysis from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
September 20, 2018
A new statement from the head of the federal office of special education outlines a department role based on offering "flexibility and support" to states.
July 20, 2018
States are evaluated by the Education Department each year in how well they meet both the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as how students with disabilities are performing academically.
June 29, 2018
As expected, the Education Department has delayed a rule that would require states to take a standardized approach in evaluating districts for minority bias in special education.
May 12, 2018
More than 200 commenters have already submitted comments on an Education Department proposal to put off a change in how states evaluate districts for "significant disproportionality" in identifying and enrolling special education students.
February 23, 2018
As expected, the Education Department wants to delay by two years a rule requiring states to take a stricter approach for monitoring their districts for minority overrepresention in special education.
December 29, 2017
This year brought widespread interest in federal special education policy, driven by intense interest in the moves of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
December 22, 2017
Johnny Collett, a Kentucky native, will become the 10th person confirmed to lead the office of special education and rehabilitative services.