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Special Education News Archive
2019
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
02/11/2019 View External Link  A Request for Information (RFI) regarding the previously posted Bid entitled Guidelines for School Districts on Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities is posted to COMMBUYS
01/31/2019 Download Word Document  Registration information for the Building Inclusive Communities in Early Childhood Conference, March 15, 2019 (Snow date of April 23rd).
01/23/2019 View HTML Page  The Office of Special Education Planning & Policy Development (SEPP) is seeking an unpaid student intern whose work will focus on secondary transition services for students with disabilities
01/23/2019 View HTML Page  Register for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Visions of Collaboration Conference
01/17/2019 View HTML Page  Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2019-1: Transition from Early Intervention Programs to Early Childhood Special Education
2018
12/21/2018 View HTML Page  Update available for Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-1 for Attachment D: Summary of District Obligations.
12/20/2018 View HTML Page  IEP Improvement Project Update — an Executive Summary of AnLar's Research, Planning and Recommendation Report
12/11/2018 View HTML Page  Explore DESE's Specific Learning Disability: Dyslexia webpage
11/30/2018 View HTML Page  FY19 298 Early Childhood Special Education Discretionary Federal Program Improvement Grant — Application Deadline is February 27, 2019
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