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Description: This CEELO blog post refers to the early childhood provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that enable districts to improve early learning for all children, including young children with disabilities.
Description: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) related to Preschool Least Restrictive Environment. The letter reaffirms the position of the U.S. Department of Education (ED or Department) 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 guidance provided in the DCL covers:...
Description: This is the legislation document for the Every Student Succeeds Act passed in December 2015.
Description: The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. The new law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Under ESSA, states will develop new federal accountability systems during the 2016-2017 year, to be implemented the following school year. Updates on plan progress will be made available on this webpage throughout the development of Virginia’s state plan.