Department of Ed Reminds Schools of Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Department of Ed Reminds Schools of Requirements for Students with Disabilities

October 5, 2020

Responding to growing confusion around the provision of special education services after a chaotic back-to-school season, the federal Department of Education released several Q&A-styled documents to offer guidance to states and districts still determining their plans for special education. This follows the Department’s declination to grant waivers of state assessments and data reporting requirements, as established by both ESSA and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA.