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IDC Is Presenting at DEC's 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families

IDC staff is excited to present at DEC's 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children with...

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Don’t Forget to Register for Next Week’s IDC Webinar on Part B Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14

You can still register for this week's webinar on how to Let Your Data Guide You: Making Connections and Using Results From Part B Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14 on September 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00 pm ET.

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September Task List for Data Managers—Use the IDC 618 Data Collection Calendar

Be sure to check the 618 Data Collection Calendar each month to create your task list for the month...

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Ohio Department of Education and IDC Work Together to Plan for Stakeholder Engagement in SPP/APR Target Setting

Over the past several months, IDC has supported state staff from the Ohio Department of Education in...

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Visit IDC's New SPP/APR Resources Page

The SPP/APR Resources at a Glance page brings together on one page IDC resources that states can use...

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Erin Lomax
How Are Statewide Assessment Data Like Window Shades? Transparency Matters

My first home purchase was a small condo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It was on the top floor...

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New Resource for States to Use as They Prepare Their Exiting Data Submission

The LEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tool - IDEA Exiting is designed for states to use as...

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New Resource to Support Statewide Assessment, Indicator 3

This new IDC resource describes new reporting requirements and measurement changes to Part B SPP/APR...

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How Are States Supporting Districts to Understand Significant Disproportionality? Highlights From a Panel Discussion With Four States.

States and districts have come a long way in their understanding and implementation of the...

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Visit the New ii21 Page

The Interactive Institute 2021 – Building and Sustaining a Culture of High-Quality Data page...

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Level Up Your IDEA Data Trainings With Gamification!

There are many ways to influence IDEA data quality. Among them is helping states, locals, and other...

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The Rates, They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know much about graduation rates or dropout rates, but we do! Let IDC help...

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Being able to help others affect change in outcomes for students with disabilities is a passion of mine. The first step in doing so is being able to identify problems and then make good decisions based on accurate and valid data. IDC enables me to support states and local education agencies in analyzing and using their data to make good data-based decisions to increase equity for students and support positive outcomes.

— Joanna Bivins
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Press Release—U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Program to Provide Funding to School Districts Being Penalized for Implementing COVID Safety Measures

On Thursday, September 9th, U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such as universal indoor masking. The announcement is part of President Biden's plan to combat COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of students, educators, families, and school communities.

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Department of Education Announces New Guidance that Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year.  

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OSEP Releases New Fast Fact Data and a New Supplemental Tool, Hand In Hand

OSEP released a new OSEP Fast Facts: Race and Ethnicity of Children with Disabilities Served under IDEA Part B and new supplemental tool, Hand In Hand. This tool explores IDEA, Section 618 data with the specific lens on race and ethnicity. OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly. 

Click here to read the new OSEP Fast Facts and check out the new tool here.

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New OCR/OSERS Resource on Long COVID

This week, as we recognize the thirty-first anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) have issued a new resource, "Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families"

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Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education

The Educational Equity Summit Series will launch virtually with the first event on June 22nd and will focus on how, as schools and campuses continue to reopen and welcome students back for in-person instruction, they must not return to the status quo. The first installment of the series will explore how schools and communities can reimagine our school systems so that every student has a voice in their school and classroom, particularly students from underserved communities, including communities of color, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners. The event will also feature discussions on how all students can access a high-quality education responsive to their needs, and how schools can create more culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive learning environments for all students. The first installment will feature remarks from Department leaders, panel discussions focused on evidence-based practices and promising strategies for building equitable and inclusive environments in our schools, and insights from leaders working to make equitable and inclusive schools a reality. Participants include Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Pedro Noguera, 2021 School Counselor of the Year Olivia Carter, and others. Interested participants can register to attend the Summit here.

Read the full Press Release here.

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OSEP Released New Maintenance of Financial Guidance

OSEP posted a revised version of the Process and Criteria Used to Evaluate a Request by States to Waive Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) document. This document provides guidance to SEAs on the factors the Department considers when reviewing requests for waivers of the maintenance of State financial support requirement under Part B of the IDEA. This document replaces the Department’s June 2010 version of this guidance.  To learn more, click here.

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Press Release—U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year.

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Press Release—U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools

To reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and maximize the amount of in-person instruction, schools need sufficient resources as well as adhered-to, strong state and local public health measures. Extraordinary efforts by states, districts, and schools have been underway to support students throughout the pandemic.

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2020-2025 SPP/APR Package Now Available

OSEP released the APR Information Collection Package (Federal Fiscal Years 2020–2025 SPP/APR Package, Due 2022).      

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Access Public IDEA Data

U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical data and products.

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Interactive Public Reporting Engine

This tool provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements.

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