Education Department Issues Proposed IDEA Regulations
The U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations June 10 for the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that seek to give educators further guidance on how to serve the nation’s 6.7 million children in special education.
Though the regulations were posted on the Education Department’s Web site, the 75-day period for the public to make comments will not start until they are published in the Federal Register sometime the week of June 13, said Troy R. Justesen, the acting director of the department’s office of special education programs. The department has set a goal of issuing final regulations for the revised IDEA by December.
Mr. Justesen said the department was seeking feedback on several issues. One is the structure of the regulations themselves, which under the draft follow the outline...
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