The Washington State School Directors’ Association has published a "Hot Topics" issue brief on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) which reauthorizes the federal law through 2011. The emphasis of the new law shifts from compliance to academic outcomes and accountability. It restores powers to schools while retaining the educational rights of students with disabilities.
WSSDA’s issue brief outlines the major aspects of the IDEA reauthorization that pertain to school district policies and what is on the horizon as the federal Department of Education, the state, WSSDA and local school districts revise and implement the regulations.
You may access the report online by clicking the link below. To request a hard copy, contact WSSDA at 360/493-9231 or email@example.com.
WSSDA Hot Topics: IDEA Reauthorization
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