Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Guidance on Children with Disabilities in Public Virtual Schools

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) regarding virtual public schools to assist local and state educational agencies, and other public agencies with implementing specific requirements outlined … Continue reading

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ED Releases Regulations to Enact Supplement-Not-Supplant Title I Provision

The U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations to enact the requirement in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as recently revised by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), stipulating that federal funds must supplement, and … Continue reading

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OSEP Releases Dear Colleague Letter on Supporting Behavior

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter to offer guidance for schools and agencies on positive behavioral interventions and supports for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act … Continue reading

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CEC Introduces Issue Briefs to Support Special Education Advocacy

This summer, over 200 special educators gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Special Education Legislative Summit, organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to advocate for special and gifted education issues with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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U.S. Department Of Education Seeks Applicants for 2017 Winter/Spring Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Education is currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring Internship program. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about federal education policy while developing communication, research and writing skills. Applicants should submit a completed application, updated resume … Continue reading

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U.S. Office for Civil Rights Releases Resource Guide on Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition to … Continue reading

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The Clash over ESSA

The latest melee over the implementation of Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) pits the Republican Congress against the U.S. Secretary of Education John King.  At a hearing last week, John Kline (R-MN) criticized the Department of Ed. for proposing draft … Continue reading

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The Clash over ESSA

The latest melee over the implementation of Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) pits the Republican Congress against the U.S. Secretary of Education John King.  At a hearing last week, John Kline (R-MN) criticized the Department of Ed. for proposing draft … Continue reading

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act- Final Regulations

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education issued five rules for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The objective of WIOA is to strengthen the public workforce system, to assist Americans with significant barriers, including those … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Involvement in ESSA

The Department of Education has hosted over 200 meetings with stakeholders across the country to discuss the implementation of ESSA.  The Department of Education encourages local leaders to create a dialogue with stakeholders to ensure their voices are considered in … Continue reading

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