The Rules Have Changed! Free Webinar on Recent Changes to Texas State Regulations

The Rules Have Changed Webinar

Learn how the new changes to the Texas State Regulations will affect your child's next IEP/ARD meeting during our The Rules Have Changed! webinar on March 5 at 10:00 am CST. Changes covered during the webinar include:

Changes in State Regulations for Special Education in Texas

On December 26, 2014, joint rulemaking by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was concluded. All changes are now in effect, effective January 1, 2015. The SBOE acted on 1 regulatory section by amending an existing rule; TEA acted on 17 regulatory sections by amending existing rules and adding new rules.

2015 Annual State Application under Part B of IDEA Has Been Posted for Review and Public Comment

All states must ensure that the state has on file with the Secretary of the U.S.Department of Education (USDE) assurances that the state meets or will meet all of the eligibility requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act as amended in 2004 by Public Law 108-446.

Reauthorization of the ESEA May Change Statewide Assessment Requirements

Reauthorization of the ESEA May Change Statewide Assessment Requirements

US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recently released a draft bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called the “Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015.” (This will replace the No Child Left Behind Act.)

Military Lifestyle Can Make it Difficult for Families with Special Needs

Military Lifestyle Can Make it Difficult for Families with Special Needs

Military families move around a lot. When they have a child with special needs, access to appropriate resources to meet the family’s needs are considered when new assignments are made. However, the transition periods between moves can be difficult.