Tag Archives: Department of Education

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as Blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired students (New York Daily News) New York City education officials have shelved a $30 … Continue reading

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

Please see the following announcement from NIDRR: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 The President signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which replaces the outdated Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This new law represents a renewed … Continue reading

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OSERS Announces New Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition

A new opportunity from the Department of Education: The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is excited to announce a new competition – The National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with … Continue reading

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Department of Education Requests Public Commentary

The US Department of Education is requesting information on race and the disproportionate identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities. The Department would like to know what kinds of actions it should take when it comes to the significant … Continue reading

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White House Disability Community Call for March 2014

March’s White House Disability Community Call hosted Catherine E. Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education. Ms. Lhamon spoke about the release of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which is the first in … Continue reading

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Looking at the Workforce Recruitment Program

What is the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)? WRP is managed by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the US Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO), as well as other … Continue reading

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Web Session on Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

The Great Plains ADA Center, in collaboration with the Inclusive Fitness Coalition, will hold an ADA Audio Conference Series session in response to The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights guidance measure that addressed the rights of children with … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Given a Fair Shot at Athletics

Student athletes everywhere can chalk up another point in the win column as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has successfully issued a guidance measure that addresses the rights of children with disabilities to participate in school … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Education Announces Regulations to Improve Outcomes for Children with Disabilities and Their Families

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the release of their final regulations that deal with the early intervention program of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). These regulations are aimed to help improve the … Continue reading

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