Host:
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Presenters:

Lisa Pagano, Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
lisa.pagano@ed.gov

Leslie ClitheroOffice of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
leslie.clithero@ed.gov

Ruth Ryder, Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
ruth.ryder@ed.gov

Summary:

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law as Public Law Number 114-95. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 “to ensure that every child achieves.” ESSA is the nation’s general education law and, as such, has been revised by Congress many times over the years. The last reauthorization took place in 2001 and was called the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

This webinar focus broadly on the changes in the law, including how those changes affect students with disabilities and the educational systems that states provide to all students. Changes in the law are extremely relevant to all Parent Centers and offer many opportunities to be part of the decision making that lies ahead.

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Download the PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentation of Lisa Pagano and Leslie Clithero  (2.5 MB)
Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

PowerPoint Presentation from CPIR  (613 KB)
Debra Jennings, CPIR

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Download PDFs of the Presentations

PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Lisa Pagano and Leslie Clithero  (1.6 MB)
Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation from CPIR (744 KB)
Debra Jennings, CPIR

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Accompanying Resources

This webinar follows up on and accompanies CPIR’s resource page on ESSA published in January 2016.

Quick Links | Additionally, several web links were given during the webinar. For your quick reference, we repeat them here.

Dear Colleague letter on Discrimination and Harassment | December 31, 2015
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/secletter/151231.html

Visit the Department’s web site for more information on bullying and discrimination
http://www.ed.gov/category/keyword/bullying
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/hot-topics/preventing-and-responding-discrimination

Landing page for the Department’s ESSA information
http://www.ed.gov/essa

Dear Colleague letter on ESSA
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/151210.html

Transitioning into the new law, including effective dates
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/transition-dcl.pdf

OSERS-specific guidance related to students with disabilities http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/bullyingdcl-8-20-13.pdf

Former Secretary Duncan’s November 20, 2015 OpEd in St. Louis Today
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/taking-action-on-college-racial-harassment/article_d09a4a23-a766-5690-9cbf-194eeaad9207.html

Want to offer comments, perspectives, or suggestions? Have questions?
Direct your questions to: ESSA.Questions@ed.gov

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