IDEA

Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws

“Times of crisis are not the time to roll back civil rights. It’s actually time to roll up our sleeves and do it…


New Resources for California LEAs Implementing IDEA Parental Consent Requirements

Earlier this year the federal government made changes to parental consent requirements for school districts seeking…


CDE Releases Guidelines for Compliance with Revised IDEA Parental Consent Requirements

On March 13, 2013, California's Department of Education (CDE) released a letter to assist local educational agencies…


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…


U.S. Department of Education Publishes New Regulations Easing Burden of Parental Consent Requirements for Schools

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) published final regulations that amend parental…


Parental Consent Under IDEA

Summary New federal regulations dictating parental consent requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities…


Comments on Proposed Changes to IDEA Parental Consent Regulations in Review

The U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation (OSERS) is currently reviewing comments received on its…


Lawmakers Push for Full Funding of IDEA

Lead by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), 13 Democratic senators are proposing a bill that would double the tax on…


OSERS' Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for IDEA Part B

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services releases a NPRM for regulation 300.154(d)(2)(iv),…


U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Amend Parental Consent Requirement in IDEA Part B

In a recently released 'Plan for Retrospective Analysis', the U.S. DOE calls out the parental consent requirement in…