Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CORRECTION: Twenty-two States Meet IDEA Requirements #whoops

A few week back we ran a post under the headline that only 19 states met the IDEA requirements. The Department of Education issues letters to state departments of education every year informing them whether they are in compliance with IDEA requirements.  As an alert reader pointed out, however, I miscounted the number of states meeting requirements for Part B (ages 3 to 21). The correct number of states in compliance is actually 22 and not 19.  I regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

Twenty- two states in compliance is better, yet way less than half meeting IDEA's basic requirements is still flat out sad.  You can read the previous article here.

Here are the results of the states in and out of compliance. How is your state doing? :

 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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