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Legal Update


Below, find national and Ohio state-based sites for best practice in current special education law. 

U.S. Department of Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.


RtI Action Network

The RtI Action Network provides guidance for the legal implications of RtI.  The Response-to-Intervention (RtI) movement is enabling public education in the United States to evolve from a reactive model in which students had to seriously deteriorate before being moved on to special education programs, to one that emphasizes early and high-quality research-based interventions in regular programs that generate useful data with which to make key decisions for each struggling student. 

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio special education law and materials can be found at the above site.  Operating standards and up to date interpretation of state and federal law resources are reflected in local flow charts and printables. 

Education Week

Weekly legal updates about trends in education state and federal interpretation.

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