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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently released this Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Dear Colleague Letter, which reaffirms that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs where they are provided with individualized and appropriate supports to enable them to meet high expectations. The letter covers: key statutory and regulatory requirements; preschool placement options; reporting educational environments data for preschool children with disabilities; and the use of IDEA Part B funds for preschool children with disabilities. Much of the information provided is reaffirming guidance from the past but new clarification is provided...



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Tool of the Week

  • Administrators, we have our eye on you with this weeks FREE tool—a table full of scheduling guidelines to help you keep your ship sailing smoothly! By following these tips, youll discover how small things like setting limits you can follow and seeking feedback from staff can help you create a schedule that works for everyone. ...
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