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U.S. Department of Education Guidance on How the IDEA Applies to Private Schools

The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance on how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) affects children placed in private schools by their families.

Students with disabilities have rights when they attend public school, but the Education Department is now providing information on how the law applies when parents choose private school instead. The new 55-page Q&A document updates and replaces guidance from 2011 and applies to children placed in private school by their families without first enrolling at public school and for whom a free appropriate public education is not an issue.

For more information, see the article, “Ed Department Issues Guidance On How IDEA Applies To Private Schools”.