U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth
The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational rights and protections for homeless children and youth. Read more.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) recently issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to states to ensure students with disabilities attending public virtual schools are getting the special education and supports that they deserve and is their right. The guidance focuses on specific requirements in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for public virtual schools. IDEA is the law that guarantees the right to a public education for America’s nearly 6.7 million students with disabilities. Read more.