Timely Topics: Special Education

Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act
Equity in IDEA
| The Federal Office of Special Education Programs has amended the IDEA regulations relating to significant disproportionality. Learn more >>
Revised Website | The U.S. Department of Education has revised the IDEA website. The website brings together IDEA information and resources. Visit the website >>
IDEA Data Center | Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the IDEA data center provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing and using high quality IDEA data.  Learn more >>

Ohio’s System of General Supervision
Under federal law, states have the responsibility to establish a system of general supervision to monitor the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. This system is comprised of nine key components and is designed to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and improve services and results for students with disabilities.
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High-Leverage Practices in Special Education | Council for Exceptional Children/CEEDAR Center
In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral  and instruction.
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