In May 2014 the U. S. Department of Education issued two guidance documents that have relevance to the work of NAME members.

  • Federal Civil Rights and Special Education Laws and Regulations Apply to Charter Schools

The USED Office for Civil Rights published its guidance on Charter Schools and Special Education. Click to see this 7-page guidance document here:  Charter Schools and Special Education guidance  


  • FERPA Amendments of 2013 Apply to Part B and Part C of IDEA

On May 27, 2014, the USED provided guidance on amendments to the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These amendments affect the confidentiality provision which applies to Part B and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Click to see this 18-page letter:   FERPA guidance