Tuesday, December 13, 2016

U.S. Department of Education to Hold Special Education Listening Sessions

by Christopher Schulz

Based on a report in the Houston Chronicle that the Texas Education Agency was encouraging schools to limit special education enrollment, the United States Department of Education will hold a
series of “listening sessions” in Texas. The purpose of the sessions is to provide members of the public – school staff and parents – opportunities to share their experiences on the timely identification and evaluation of students with disabilities, as well as the delivery of special education services under the IDEA.

The sessions have been taking place across Texas and the final one is at the State capital. So, if you would like to have your voice heard take this opportunity to attend this Thursday.

Austin, Texas
Thursday, Dec.15
6 – 8 p.m.
Region 13 – 5701 Springdale Rd. 78723-3675
(512) 919-5313

Additionally, those who are unable to attend a listening session may submit written comments from Dec. 5 – Jan. 6.  More at the U.S. Department of Education.  

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