On June 29, the U.S. Department of Education announced on the Federal Register that the Department would delay, for two years, the Equity in IDEA/Significant Disproportionality Rules until July 1, 2020. The regulations address disproportionate identification, placement, and disciplinary treatment of students of color in special education. The Federal Register notice is here.
On July 2, the USED Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the approval of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan for Oklahoma. Press release from Secretary DeVos is here. Press release from the Oklahoma Department of Education is here.
On July 3, the New York Times reported that USED is rescinding Obama-era policy guidance and illustrations on affirmative action admission decisions for colleges and universities. The full New York Times article is here. A joint USED and Department of Justice letter is here. Statement by the American Council on Education (ACE) is here.
USED Approves Oklahoma ESSA State Plan: USED Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the approval of the ESSA state plan for Oklahoma. The Secretary stated, “I am pleased to approve Oklahoma’s plan, which complies with the requirements of the law. I encourage states to use their plans as a starting point, rather than […]