Two Developments in Special Education This Week


portrait of a young boy at school working on a laptop computer screen

First, in our backyard, a bipartisan bill sponsored by State Senator Diane Allen to establish a special education ombudsman passed.
Here is the statement of the bill’s sponsor, .

In national news, the No Child Left Behind Act (a title appropriated from Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund) is no more. This week, in a bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The new legislation received praise from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), as well as President Obama


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