The Legislature committed about $223 million to pay off a federal financial penalty and will study the possibility of overhauling special education funding in 2021.
Given the power that family involvement has to influence how our children achieve in school and in life, it’s not surprising that the nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), strongly supports parents’ right to be involved in the special education their child receives.
This fact sheet provides information on the significant amendments to IDEA made by ESSA. These amendments and other technical changes were incorporated in federal regulations published on June 30, 2017.
Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act: A Parents’ Guide to the Nation’s Landmark Education Law, is a 19-page publication from the U.S. Department of Education with the stated purpose of helping parents understand the flexibility provided to states and school districts in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. IDEA provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP.