ESEA Insider News - Page 2

  • Transitioning from transitioning

    The declaration by the U.S. Department of Education that seventeen implementation plans from states and Washington D.C. are ready for review signals the dénouement of the Every Student Succeeds Act “transitional” epoch.

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  • Neutral federal funding for special ed through September

    As far as support for students with disabilities goes, the most positive comment that can be made for the omnibus 2017 funding bill is that it could have been worse.

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  • Upcoming funding–a little here, less there

    In a poor imitation of a magician’s ruse, next year’s federal budget gives with one hand while taking with the other. As far as program development goes there will be some opportunities–miniscule though they may be.

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  • Awareness still lags of SLDs and attention deficits

    Specific learning disabilities comprise close to 40 percent of students placed in special education, while one in five pupils in the overall population has an SLD, an attention deficit, or both. Still, misconceptions about these conditions abound.

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  • Important points about end of year inventory

    Before summer break begins and your staff takes off for parts unknown, you will need to get an accounting of equipment and supplies. Federal rules require attention to particular procedures for a proper inventory.

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