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Special Education News Archive
2020
02/19/2020 View HTML Page  DESE is seeking a vendor for a statewide program that provides high quality and effective special education services to students residing in state facilities or programs.
01/21/2020 View HTML Page  IEP Evaluation Consent Form Attachment N1A, Revised
01/16/2020 View HTML Page  Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Revised November 2019
01/10/2020 View HTML Page  Is Special Education the Right Service?: Referral, Evaluation & Eligibility Guide
01/09/2020 View HTML Page  The February 4, 2020 Special Education Advisory Council meeting has been canceled.
01/07/2020 View HTML Page  Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2020-1: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
2019
12/10/2019 View HTML Page  DESE is seeking a vendor to facilitate stakeholder engagement for the IEP Improvement Project. Bid documents are available on COMMBUYS (IEP Improvement Project — Stakeholder Engagement)
12/03/2019 View HTML Page  IEP Evaluation Consent Form Attachment N1A, Revised
12/02/2019 View HTML Page  Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Revised November 2019
11/22/2019 View HTML Page  Information about the January 2020 Special Education Directors' Regional Meetings
11/12/2019 View HTML Page  Explore DESE's e-learning module: A Parent's Guide to Special Education
10/17/2019 Download PDF Document  Registration information for the Building Inclusive Communities in Early Childhood Conference, October 21, 2019
09/27/2019 View HTML Page  October 2019 Regional Meetings for Special Education Directors
09/27/2019 View HTML Page  E-learning resource! Explore DESE's e-learning module for Massachusetts Educators called: IDEA Equitable Services for Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools.
09/19/2019 View HTML Page  LEA Assignment Request Form, Revised August 31, 2019
09/05/2019 Download PDF Document  Letter from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services regarding state compliance with IDEA Equitable Services — received August 15, 2019
08/23/2019 View HTML Page  Update on Data Collection Activities for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)
08/19/2019 View HTML Page  FY20 Fund Code 274 and Fund Code 249 discretionary grant programs
08/19/2019 View HTML Page  Massachusetts DESE/Extended Evaluation Form Revised (03/22/19)
08/08/2019 View HTML Page  Visit the web page for Significant Disproportionality, which includes information like webinars, presentations, professional learning community information, and more!
07/29/2019 View HTML Page  Register Now for the Early Childhood Coordinators Administrative Leadership Institute and Community of Practice for 2019-2020.
07/10/2019 View HTML Page  Special Education Professional Development Series RFR is available on COMMBUYS
06/21/2019 Download Word Document  Memo from Russell Johnston, Significant Disproportionality in Special Education
06/06/2019 View HTML Page  Special Education Leadership Institutes registration information coming soon!
04/18/2019 View HTML Page  Special Education Guidelines for School Districts on Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities RFR is available on COMMBUYS.
04/18/2019 View HTML Page  Explore IDEA Equitable Services (proportionate share) resources including DESE IDEA Equitable Services PowerPoint Presentation, Sample Consultation Invitation, Quick Reference Guides and more!
04/18/2019 View HTML Page  DESE is offering a series of webinars regarding IDEA regulations on significant disproportionality by race and ethnicity in special education identification, placement, and discipline. Register now!
04/03/2019 View HTML Page  Educación especial Vacancias en el Consejo Asesor Estatal de Educación Especial - Responder antes del 30 de abril de 2019
04/01/2019 View HTML Page  Administrative Advisory SPED 2019-2: Extended Evaluations
03/29/2019 View HTML Page  April 2019 Regional Special Education Administrators Meetings Agenda and Registration
03/26/2019 View HTML Page  Vacancies on the State Special Education Advisory Council — Respond by April 30, 2019
03/14/2019 View HTML Page  Special Education Professional Development Series "Intent to Post" RFR is available on COMMBUYS
03/13/2019 View HTML Page  An error in Appendix B: LEA Assignment Quick Reference Guide has been corrected as of 03-15-19.
03/04/2019 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application — Deadline for submission is 4/1/2019.
02/26/2019 View HTML Page  FY19 Fund Code 274 and Fund Code 249 discretionary grant programs
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