Documenting Coordinated Services (Bundled Services) in IEPs to Comply with the IDEA Requirements

As LEAs arrange for the provision of related services, clarification has been requested concerning options through which LEAs may address individualized education programs (IEPs) that were developed following guidelines set by AB 3632 that included related services which were "bundled" together (similar to medication monitoring, Wraparound, and Day Treatment). This document is intended to...

CDE Announces Race to the Top: District Competition

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Race to the Top District (RTTT-D) Competition provides $400 million in grant funding for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to develop personalized learning opportunities for students to close the achievement gap. Applications are due October 30, 2012. Read the California Department of Education (CDE) full announcement... Additional details on the application...

New Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup Convened

The California Department of Education (CDE) today announced a Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup will soon meet to assess the mental health needs of California students. This news post is reprinted from CDE's News Release: #12-53, Education Roundup for the Week Ending May 25, 2012.   Many students have mental health issues that interfere with their development, daily life, and...