New Guidance Helps Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Disparities In the Use of Discipline

The U.S. Department of Education announced the release of new guidance from its Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to help public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.

ED, HHS Issue Recommendations To Improve Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development, Mental Health

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2022) – The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services issued a Dear Colleague Letter with four recommendations to equitably support the social-emotional development and mental health of young children, June 14. The departments intend for the recommendations and action steps…

Agencies Host Joint Webinar To Address Early Care and Workforce Shortages

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2022) – Three federal agencies hosted a 90-minute webinar to highlight how apprenticeships can strengthen early care and education workforces, May 25. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families Office of Early Childhood Development hosted the…

OSEP releases OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts on educational environments of school aged children with disabilities. The new OSEP Fast Fact highlights the environments in which children with disabilities receive special education and related services. According…

ED releases letter with updated COVID-19 guidance and resources for schools and students with disabilities

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Education released updated guidance and resources to aid COVID-19 mitigation efforts in schools and address the needs of students with disabilities as the U.S. moves to…