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2006 News from OSEP

blue flag bullet OSERS Announces its New Priorities
OSERS Assistant Secretary John H. Hager announced OSERS' new priorities. Please read them at www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/priorities.html.
(August 11, 2006)

blue flag bullet Twenty-Sixth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Now Available Online
The 2004 Annual Report to Congress has two volumes. Volume 1 focuses on the children and students being served under IDEA and provides profiles of individual states' special education environment. Volume 2 of the report contains the state-reported data tables. The report can be accessed at www.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/2004/.
(August 7, 2006)

blue flag bullet Secretary Spellings Announces New Special Education Regulations
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the new regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The final regulations will further the President's goal that no child, including America's many students with special needs, is left behind. By aligning the regulations with the No Child Left Behind Act, there is a new focus on ensuring that students with disabilities do not suffer the neglect of low expectations.
(August 3, 2006)

blue flag bullet "A National Dialogue on the State of Disability: ADA Town Hall Meeting"
Assistant Secretary John H. Hager is pleased to announce that, in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Council on Disability (NCD) and its federal partners will host "A National Dialogue on the State of Disability: ADA Town Hall Meeting."
(July 24, 2006)

blue flag bullet OSERS Announces its Long-Term Goals
OSERS Assistant Secretary John H. Hager announced OSERS' new long-term goals. Please read them at www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/goals.html
(July 14, 2006)

blue flag bullet Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities
The Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities represents a collaborative effort between the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) to assist states in raising the achievement of all students with disabilities. Our initial audiences for this Tool Kit are those in state-level leadership positions. This Tool Kit includes a set of papers titled Including Students With Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessments, with an executive summary and a glossary of terms, written by experts in large-scale assessments and the education of students with disabilities. The Tool Kit also includes 14 technical assistance documents developed by OSERS' grantees. To facilitate broad dissemination of these materials, we are launching a Web site, accessible through www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/reports.html, which includes the materials in this binder.
(April 25, 2006)

blue flag bullet Resources for Assessing Students with Disabilities
Find helpful information, including information for parents on the proposed two percent regulation (see the presentation on "IDEA and NCLB Working Together") by clicking here.
(February 14, 2006)

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