July E-Communicator

The July E-Communicator is available now, and includes information on the DEC restructure, updates from the executive office, information on the new standards development task force, the latest news on DEC's policy and advocacy efforts, links to resources, products, publications, & more. View the full email here.

New Resources Within Reason - July 2018

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features resources on the DEC Recommended Practices. View the full email here. Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact dec@dec-sped.org. Visit the Resources Within Reason page here to see all archived issues.

Federal Register Publication: OSERS/OSEP FY 2018 Notice Inviting Applications -- Personnel Developme

The following notice was published in the Federal Register today, Friday, June 29, 2018. FY 2018 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for OSERS/OSEP Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities--Associate Degree Preservice Program Improvement Grants to Support Personnel Working with Young Children with Disabilities. (CFDA Number: 84.325N) Publication Date/Application Available: Friday, July 13, 2018. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Monday, August 13, 2018. Contact person for the 84.325N competition is: Julia Martin Eile. The NIA can be reviewed at the following Federal Register Web site: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-13/pdf/2018-1

FINAL RULE ON SIGNIFICANT DISPROPORTIONALITY – Compliance date postponed until July 1, 2020

A final rule concerning the U.S. Department of Education significant disproportionality regulations published December 19, 2016 was placed in the Federal Register on June 29, 2018. The USDOE has postponed the compliance date for implementing the significant disproportionality regulations by two years, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020. The Department has also postponed the date children ages 3 through 5 must be included in the analysis of significant disproportionality, from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022. In May 2018, DEC sent a letter to Asst. Secretary Collette strongly opposing the proposed delay of the implementation dates for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)’s di

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