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Source: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice - January 7, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) recently published Tools and Resources for Identifying All English Learners (January 2015) to help state and local education agencies in meeting their obligations to English Learners (ELs), including preschool-age children. The toolkit is meant to be used in conjunction with new joint guidance from Ed's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reminding states, school districts and schools of their legal obligations to English learners under civil rights laws and other federal requirements. The guidance includes information on evaluating English learners for special education services.
Source: IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association - Retrieved January 15, 2015
The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) recently posted the results of two 2014 surveys related to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online:
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - Retrieved January 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has updated their online collection of Memos and Dear Colleague Letters to include guidance dated November 12, 2014 on meeting the communication needs of students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities.