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 the Department has released new information clarifying that federal law

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Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities (March 21, 2020)

Summary The Department released new information clarifying that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities. This new resource from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) explains that as a school district

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Webinar, Fact Sheet for Protecting Students’ Civil Rights During COVID-19 Response

U.S. Department of Education Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 17, 2020 Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released today a webinar on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Department releases COVID-19, IDEA-related Q-and-A

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2020) – The Department of Education released a question-and-answer document pertaining to students with disabilities and COVID-19 today. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ (OSERS) document answers questions schools might have about students with disabilities and the Individuals with Disabilities

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Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak (March 2020)

Download Q-and-A PDF Summary This Questions and Answers document outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children. Q-&-A The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus named coronavirus disease 2019

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OSEP Fast Facts

The U.S. Department of Education collects data from states about infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities who receive early intervention services, special education or related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Office of Special Education Program’s Fast Facts summarizes key facts related to specific aspects of the data collection authorized

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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 who received services specific to IDEA Part C for infants

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2019 Annual Report to Congress on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA, Parts B and C This is the 41st Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2019. Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a

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