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What Will Stakeholder Engagement Look Like With the New SPP/APR? Making Requirements a Reality!

By now, we have all heard about the new requirements for including stakeholders in the SPP/APR. The...

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New IDC Resource—LEA EDFacts Edit Check Tools

The LEA EDFacts edit check tools allow states to identify potential business rule errors or errors...

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New IDC Resource—Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8

Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8 provides...

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New IDC 618 Data Collection Calendar

The 618 Data Collection Calendar outlines monthly tasks for 618 data collection reports to help...

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Updated IDC EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic

The EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic provides basic information about the EDFacts file...

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Data Managers Collection

This collection provides direct access to resources and links that are regularly updated to meet the specific needs of data managers.

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Data is a precious commodity that educators have to institute meaningful change for students with disabilities. Being part of the process to help educators discover how to use their data for change is exhilarating. The state gains new insights into their everyday work, and I get to witness new and exciting changes happening in states!

— Fred Edora
IDC State Liaison
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Press Release— U.S. Department of Education Hosted National Safe School Reopening Summit on Wednesday, March 24th

The National School Safe Reopening Summit is one of a series of steps the Department is taking to provide support and resources to schools as they work to reopen quickly and safely.  Click here for more information and click on the link below to view the recording.

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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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