Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Early Learning Secretary Priority for Discretionary Grants

The Secretary of Education has released final priorities which may be used across the Department of Education’s discretionary grant programs to incentivize actions and give preference to applicants without making additional rule making. A notice of proposed priorities and definitions … Continue reading

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Charter School Program Guidance On Preschool

In November, the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement released Frequently Asked Questions on the Use of CSP Funds to Support Preschool Education, non-regulatory guidance on the circumstances under which Charter School Program (CSP) funds may be used … Continue reading

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Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities–Parent Training and Information Centers

Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities–Parent Training and Information Centers Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.328M    Applications Available: December 11, 2014.    Deadline … Continue reading

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State Personnel Development Grants Program

The following Notice of Applications for New Awards; State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program was published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 15, 2014.   Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Catalog of Federal Domestic … Continue reading

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18 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that 18 states have been awarded grants, totaling more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program.  Two types of Preschool Development Grant … Continue reading

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New Federal Guidance on Communication Access

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, together with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, issued joint guidance about the rights of public elementary and secondary students with … Continue reading

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Progress in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility

In the past few years more than 40 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico received flexibility from the prescriptive, top-down requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). … Continue reading

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OSERS Federal Register Notice

The following information regarding OSERS Notices was published in the Federal Register during the week of November 17, 2014.  Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): The following Notice of Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals … Continue reading

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Feedback on OSEP’s IDEA Part C Determinations Process

The Office of Special Education Programs within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) wants your feedback!   The current blog posting concerns a proposed approach for including results data in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C … Continue reading

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Save the Date! OSERS Webinar on Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment.

Please mark your calendar! On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, the Youth Transitions Collaborative, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will host an educational webinar entitled, Determined to Succeed: Preparing for … Continue reading

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