OSERS seeks public input regarding IDEA data collection, technical assistance to states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2018) — The U.S. Department of Education announced it would seek input from the public regarding some data required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) April 24. The department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will gather…

OSERS posts four new letters

WASHINGTON, DC (April 26, 2018) – The Department of Education posted four new letters April 18-19. The four letters were related to the Individualized Education Programs (IEP) team, state complaints procedures, preschool IEPs, and special education and related services. To view the most recent letters…

Department proposes two-year postponement of significant disproportionality regulations implementation

WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2018)—The U.S. Department of Education published a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the Department’s significant disproportionality regulations in the Federal Register for comment Feb. 27. The department has proposed to postpone compliance of the Dec. 19, 2016 regulations for two years by…

Department to automatically redirect old IDEA site traffic to new IDEA site April 30

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2018)—The Department of Education will automatically direct users from the Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 site to the new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website starting April 30, 2018. The Office of…

Department Welcomes Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Assistant Secretary

WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2018)—The U.S. Department of Education welcomed Johnny Collett, the new U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Jan. 16. Collett, a former high school special education teacher, has served as the program director…

Department submits 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 (Jan. 16, 2018)—The U.S. Department of Education submitted its 2017 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) annual report to Congress last week. The 39th Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and student with disabilities…

Department issues Q&A on Free Appropriate Public Education following Supreme Court decision

WASHINGTON (Dec. 7, 2017)—The Department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a Question-and-Answer document addressing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, which clarified the scope of the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements in the Individuals with…

Webinar to highlight release of non-regulatory guidance for grantees, program participants impacted by federally declared disasters

Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Time: 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern Time The U.S. Department of Education has released the Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants…