Category Archives: Federal

Information stemming from the Federal Government

OSEP Policy Support Documents

  Questions and Answers (Q&A) on Flexibility in Implementating IDEA Part C Evaluation and Assessment Timelines in the Current COVID-19 Environment.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued Q&A documents in response to inquiries concerning flexibility in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C evaluation and assessment timelines in the current COVID-19 environment.
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OCR

Date Title Statute 12/21/2018 Updates to Department of Education and Department of Justice Guidance on Title VI
  • “Dear Colleague” letter PDF (134K)
  • Questions & Answers on Racial Discrimination and School Discipline PDF (147K)
Title VI 07/03/2018 Updates to Department of Education and Department of Justice Guidance on Title VI
  • “Dear Colleague” letter PDF (335K)
Title VI 09/22/2017 Office for Civil Rights Withdraws Guidance on Sexual Violence and Issues Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct
  • “Dear Colleague” Letter PDF (314K)
  • Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct PDF (149K)
Title IX 02/22/2017 Office for Civil Rights Withdraws Title IX Guidance on Transgender Students
  • “Dear Colleague” Letter PDF (386.47K)
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POLICY LETTER: January 2, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Sections 631–641

Letter

January 2, 2001 Dear Colleagues: One of the founding precepts of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC) was and  continues to be the meaningful involvement of family members at all levels of policy and service delivery planning. 
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POLICY LETTER: January 8, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
SECTION OF IDEA: Miscellaneous

Letter

January 8, 2001 Dear Colleagues: We are writing to share with you the attached document regarding multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) developed by the Arizona Technology Access Program, an Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) funded program. The document provides information that should increase awareness and understanding of MCS.
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POLICY LETTER: January 12, 2001 Memorandum to Chief State School Officers et al.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

Letter

January 12, 2001 MEMORANDUM TO: _ FROM:
_ Chief State School Officers
State Directors of Special Education
State Assessment Directors
State Title I Directors
Michael Cohen /s/
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary EducationJudith E.
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POLICY LETTER: January 12, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Schoolwide Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility

Letter

January 12, 2001 Dear Colleagues: This letter is being jointly issued by the U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and the Compensatory Education Programs office.
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POLICY LETTER: January 17, 2001 OSEP Memorandum 01-06.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

Letter

January 17, 2001 Contact Persons
Name: Dave Malouf
Telephone: (202) 205-8111 Name: JoLeta Reynolds
Telephone: (202) 205-5507
 OSEP 01-06 MEMORANDUM TO: _ FROM:
x State Directors of Special Education
Parent Training and Information Centers
Community Parent Resource Centers
Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
Judith E.
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POLICY LETTER: January 17, 2001 to TRICARE Management Activity Executive Director, H. James T. Sears.

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Sections 631–641

Letter

January 17, 2001 James T. Sears, M.D.
Executive Director
TRICARE Management Activity
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Health Affairs
Skyline Five, Suite 810
5111 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3206 Dear Dr.
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POLICY LETTER: January 19, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) on FAPE.

Topic Areas: Free Appropriate Public Education

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

Letter

January 19, 2001 Dear x: Your letter of June 29, 2000 to Mr. Burkhardt has been forwarded to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for response.
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POLICY LETTER: January 19, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).

Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

Letter

January 19, 2001 Dear x: This is in response to your letters to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) regarding obtaining accommodations for certain portions of general State and district-wide assessments of x, as well as more general concerns that you have about the participation of students with disabilities in State and district-wide assessments in Florida.
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