The U.S. Department of Education has advised Texas officials that it will take a closer look at special education programs in 12 districts.
In a recent letter to state education Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials expressed concern that the districts were failing to identify, locate, and evaluate children needing special education.
Federal representatives will visit district schools to review their special education referral and outreach practices. A Texas Education Agency statement says the agency is cooperating with the federal effort.
A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as Education Dept. to Examine Texas Districts’ Special Ed.