Category Archives: IDEA Preschool

IDEA Data Center Releases Technical Assistance Document

The IDEA Data Center recently released a technical assistance document that focuses on helping State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) better understand CEIS and its reporting requirements. It also provides examples of various data collection and reporting … Continue reading

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OSEP Policy Index for IDEA

The Secretary has published a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the … Continue reading

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OSEP Policy Index for IDEA

The Secretary has published a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the … Continue reading

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OSEP Policy Index for IDEA

The Secretary has published a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the … Continue reading

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State of Preschool Yearbook 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steven Barnett to unveil NIEER’s State of Preschool Yearbook 2014 at CentroNía, an early learning and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland. The annual report, … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

On Monday, the President released his budget for FY 2016 that includes key investments to expand high quality early learning programs, increase equity and opportunity for all students, support teachers, and improve access, affordability and student outcomes in College. The … Continue reading

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Guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice on Equitable Educational Access for English Learner Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The 35th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the U.S. Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities and the provision of early … Continue reading

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Over 130 Lawmakers Urge President Obama to Increase IDEA Funding in 2015 Budget; Join CEC’s Advocacy for a Greater Investment in IDEA

Every budget, whether it’s for the federal government, a local school district, or your family, reflects priorities.  But, recent budget proposals put forth by President Obama – and his predecessors – have yielded few, if any, increases for IDEA’s programs, … Continue reading

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How Much IDEA Funding is Going to Your State?

The U.S. Department of Education has released detailed funding tables highlighting each state’s allocation for IDEA and other federally funded education programs for fiscal years 2012-2014. In total: – IDEA Part B: Grants to School-Aged Children will receive $11.5 billion … Continue reading

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