Thursday, August 28, 2008

Special Education Regulations Released

The U.S. Department of Education has released the new regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The final regulations are intended to further the goal that no child - including each and every one of America's students with disabilities - is left behind.

The Department has prepared a user-friendly web site to help guide the public through these changes: http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/idea2004.html. In addition to the actual text of the regulations, the site includes an analysis of the public's comments, a summary of the major changes since publication of the proposed regulations, and several appendices, including an index and additional guidance for implementing the regulations.

A fact sheet on the new regulations can be found at http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/speced/ideafactsheet.html.

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