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Tag Archives: IDEA Regulations

Updated Federal Regulations: Rosa’s Law Changes Section 504 and IDEA References from “Mental Retardation” to “Intellectual Disability”

Posted in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Beginning August 10, 2017, the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“the IDEA”), 34 C.F.R. Part 300, will be revised to change references to “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability.”  The revisions are being made pursuant to Public Law… Continue Reading

New IDEA Regulations Seek to Address Disproportionality on the Basis of Race and Ethnicity in Students with Disabilities

Posted in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The United States Department of Education announced a new final regulation under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).   The final regulations establish one standard States must use in determining (and seeking to eradicate) significant disproportionality based on race or ethnicity within its districts. The goal of the Department of Education… Continue Reading
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