Ed Department Says States Must Comply With Special Education Rule
May 22, 2019
By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop
The U.S. Department of Education is telling states to follow a new special education regulation just weeks after saying it will continue fighting the rule in court.
In a posting on its website this week, the Education Department said that states should use a method outlined in an Obama-era regulation to measure what’s known as significant disproportionality.
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, states are required to identify school districts with high rates of students from particular racial or ethnic groups who have disabilities, are placed in restrictive settings or are subject to discipline. However, states have historically used different methods to assess this and few districts were ever flagged.