What is especially significant is that OSERS
makes no reference to the DOEs Memorandum to McDonald regarding Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), March 28, 2012.
Given the state-by-state variability in segregated placements and the number of states that exceed the average by astounding percentages, does OSERS
need to refocus its monitoring and technical assistance?
This information will help OSERS
gain a better understanding of who uses IDEA.
Finally, on August 11, OSERS
issued guidance to clarify some of the specific requirements in Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that apply to public virtual schools.
has the legal obligation to monitor special education around the United States.
Sponsored by OVAE, OSERS
, and the New York Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education for Individuals with Disabilities, this symposium drew approximately 125 participants from the State of New York and the six New England states who met to continue the dialogue on implementing the recommendations from the national conference.
Using these three themes as a basis, the Office of Special Education Programs within OSERS
has developed four broad goals for its activities in the coming years.
a 2000 letter by OCR and OSERS
explaining that bullying based on disability may violate civil rights laws enforced by OCR, as well as interfere with a student's receipt of special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
The event will feature a panel of representatives from OSERS
and the Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor.
He held these positions until his appointment as Assistant Secretary, OSERS
will also work with each state to support them in developing comprehensive plans designed to improve results for children with disabilities.
The analyses conducted for the report address the specific questions developed by a task force of OSERS