Department releases IDEA dispute resolution in COVID-19 Q-and-A documents

WASHINGTON (June 23, 2020) – The Department of Education released two Questions-and-Answers documents to address dispute resolution during the COVID-19 environment June 22. Each document provides answers to inquiries received by the department’s Office of Special Education Programs. Responses address concerns related to implementing the…

Secretary DeVos Reiterates Learning Must Continue for All Students, Declines to Seek Congressional Waivers to FAPE, LRE Requirements of IDEA

U.S. Department of Education April 27, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today reaffirmed her long-held position that individualized education must take place for all students, including students with disabilities. As a result, the Secretary is…

Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 21, 2020 Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov New Fact Sheet Provides Additional Information on How Distance Learning Can be Used to Meet Students’ Needs During COVID-19 National Emergency WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today…

Department submits the 41st Annual Report to Congress on nation’s progress related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2020)—The U.S. Department of Education submitted its 2019 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) annual report to Congress last week. The 41st Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and student with disabilities…

Department Releases 2019 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the IDEA

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON (July 9, 2019) — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released its 2019 state determinations on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of Part B and…