OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities


Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to Chief State School Officers
July 28, 2003
Topic: Personnel Standards
Letter regarding provisions in NCLB, the Teacher Assistance Corps, and efforts to share ideas about improvements in teacher quality.
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Letter to Honorable Edward R. Richardson
April 30, 2002
Topic: Personnel Standards
Letter clarifying Title I paraprofessional requirements under the NCLB Act.
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Letter to G. Emerson Dickman, Esq.
April 2, 2002
Topic: Personnel Standards
Letter clarifying requirements regarding qualifications of personnel under both the IDEA and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB Act) and a parent's right to be informed about the qualifications of individuals providing services to a child.
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