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U.S. Department of Education Seeks IDEA Comments

May 26, 2006

January 13, 2005: The U.S. Department of Education is soliciting comments from the public and intends to hold informal public meetings before preparing regulations governing the recently enacted Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. The announcement was issued in the December 29 th Federal Register. Comments from the public on rules governing the new IDEA are due to the Education Department by February 28, 2005.

A schedule for the meetings was not announced, but the Federal Register notice indicated that the meetings would be held during the first few months of 2005 to seek comments and recommendations for developing regulations, as needed. The meetings are planned for Atlanta, GA; Newark, DE; Boston, MA; Columbus, OH; San Diego, CA; Laramie, WY; and Washington, D.C. Notification of specific dates and locations of the meetings will be published in the Federal Register.

The Federal Register notice can be found at http://tinyurl.com/57xwl

A summary of the new IDEA law is available at http://tinyurl.com/3rxvc.

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