ESEA Insider News - Page 2

  • While you were away … regulatory changes

    Just about the time you were starting your summer vacation, (i.e., June 30) certain regulations relevant to special education went into effect because of the adoption of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

  • The achievement gap: n-size and next steps

    Regardless of the educational goals emphasized in your state plan under the Every Student Achieves Act, narrowing the gaps in student performance between certain sub-groups and the general population will remain a crucial component of accountability.

  • Starting the year right–with FAPE & LRE

    With a new school year underway, program managers, teachers and parents need to assess institutional norms and daily practices to be sure that students with disabilities are receiving the supports detailed in their individual plans and are participating fully as guaranteed by law.

  • ESEA, Civil Rights, and English Learners

    The initial version of this column ran on November 29, 2016.

    Entitlements delivered via the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and civil protections ensured under federal law merge in effective program delivery for English Learners. To guard against possible financial penalties and discriminatory practices, program managers are urged to maintain ongoing monitoring of many overlapping activities.

  • Behavioral interventions must maintain FAPE, ED says

    The initial version of this column ran on August 9, 2016.

    The U.S. Department of Education issued an advisory letter just about a year ago reminding educators that short-term suspensions for students with disabilities may impinge on free appropriate public education as guaranteed under federal law.