Saturday, July 18, 2015

Only 19 States Meet Requirements For IDEA Part B (ages 3 to 21) #

More than half of the states have failed to meet their obligations under the special education law. A report by the U S Department of Education finds that only nineteen states meet requirements for compliance with IDEA Part B. You can read the Department of Education statement on determination letters to the states here.

Here is the report on the Disability Scoop blog.

Here is a list of states and the federal government's conclusion regarding their compliance with IDEA:
IDEA PART B DETERMINATIONS: Following is a list of each State’s performance in meeting the requirements of IDEA Part B, which serves students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21: 

 MEETS REQUIREMENTS Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming 

 NEEDS ASSISTANCE (one year) Delaware, Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Ohio, Virgin Islands 

 NEEDS ASSISTANCE (two or more consecutive years) Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia 

 NEEDS INTERVENTION (two consecutive years) Texas 

 NEEDS INTERVENTION (four consecutive years) Bureau of Indian Education 

 NEEDS INTERVENTION (nine consecutive years) District of Columbia 

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