Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) requested a delay of important regulations needed to implement the Significant Disproportionality requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The regulations are intended to prevent racial discrimination in education for students with disabilities. Fortunately, a court recently overturned ED’s attempted delay of the regulations.
However, on May 13, ED published a request for public comment regarding a new information collection requirement that will further delay the regulations.
This new request for information includes information that ED would obtain if it simply implemented the regulations it is delaying, and is likely to result in a further slowing of the process and confusion in the field.
We need your help. Tell ED to stop the delays and implement the regulations that will improve equity in education. Comments are due Friday, July 12, 2019.
Submit a Comment in Favor of Equity in Education
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