Newly released guidance from the U.S. Department of Education says that all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities should meet grade-level requirements. Learn more>>
As a stakeholder invested in the quality of Connecticut's public education system, you are invited to share your thinking on the Connecticut State Board of Education's planning process designed to guide policy and practice improvements for the Department of Education, on behalf of all Connecticut's children over the next five years. Learn more about the survey>>
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education and its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), we invite you to view two special events that celebrate the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn more about these events>>
On October 30, 2015, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez, Chief, Bureau of Special Education, and Abe Krisst, Chief of Student Assessment, issued a memorandum to Connecticut Directors of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services and District Test Coordinators. The memorandum offers guidelines for decisions related to the Smarter Balanced text-to-speech and read aloud for English Language Arts passages. Learn more>>
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