Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education.

In a final rule published July 3 in the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Education halted the so-called “significant disproportionality” rule, which was supposed to take effect this month, for two years.

“This delay will give the department, the states and the public additional time to evaluate the questions involved and determine how best to serve children with disabilities without increasing the risk that children with disabilities are denied (a free appropriate public education),” the agency’s notice indicates.

Source: Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule – Disability Scoop

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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