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New Guidance Helps Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Discriminatory Use of Discipline

The U.S. Department of Education announced the release of new guidance from its Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to help public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.


Agencies Host Joint Webinar to Address Early Care and Workforce Shortages

Three federal agencies hosted a 90-minute webinar to highlight how apprenticeships can strengthen early care and education workforces, May 25, 2022.


ED Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Schools and Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released updated guidance and resources to aid COVID-19 mitigation efforts in schools and address the needs of students with disabilities as the U.S. moves to a new phase of pandemic response.


Department Submits the 43rd Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

The 43rd Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and student with disabilities who received services specific to IDEA Part C for infants and toddlers or IDEA Part B for children and youth. Read the 43rd Annual Report to Congress preface or view the full report.


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OSERS Mission

To improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations
for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the nation.

In implementing this mission, OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities and provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities. OSERS provides a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in two main areas—special education and vocational rehabilitation—through its two main components: OSEP and RSA.

OSERS Vision

All Americans with disabilities will live and thrive with their disabilities in their own communities.


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Last Modified: 08/23/2022