July 28, 2016: ED Stresses Importance of Ensuring Continuity Of Education for Homeless Students

Today the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) issued guidance and a Dear Colleague Letter today outlining the educational rights of homeless children and youths under Section 724(c) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The number of homeless students has increased in recent years, and … Read more…

July 26, 2016: ED Issues Guidance on School District Obligations to Students with ADHD Under Section 504

The U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) today issued a Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD Under Section 504 to provide guidance on the obligations school districts have to students with ADHD under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ED began its guidance by noting that more children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity … Read more…

December 10, 2015: Out With The NCLB, In With The ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law today by President Obama, putting an end to No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  The ESSA shifts responsibility for school accountability from the federal government to the states. The new law is intended to provide states with more flexibility in determining solutions for underperforming schools than the prior “one-size-fits-all” approach of the NCLB that was often criticized.

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