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Planning for the Future: Implications of Child Count File Changes on Reporting

It’s important for states to collect Child Count data for children with disabilities not only for...

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Save the Date—IDC's New July Webinar

Join us on July 16, 2020 from 3:00–4:00 PM ET for IDC's new webinar on Norms of Collaboration...

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New OSEP COVID-19 Questions and Answers Documents

OSEP released Questions and Answers (Q&A) documents in response to inquiries concerning...

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Telling a Story: Using Data Visualizations for IDEA Public Reporting

Why is public reporting of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data important for...

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Protecting Student Data During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created and is continuing to create many challenges in our lives. With...

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Making the Most of Your LEA Determinations

To improve outcomes for children and youth with disabilities, it is vital that states effectively...

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Danielle Crain
Collaboration Is Key to a Successful MOE Reduction and CEIS Data Submission

MOE Reduction and CEIS is one of the required federal 618 data collections that states must submit...

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Root Cause Analysis

Across the country and throughout all levels of the education system, special education leaders face...

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Unrolling the Blueprints: Revisiting the Theory of Action When Evaluating SSIP Progress

A theory of action is essential for any project. Just as building blueprints detail dimensions...

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New Video From IDC

Want to learn more about the mission and intended outcomes of the IDEA Data Center (IDC)? Click on...

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I really enjoy the energy that comes from working together with states to find solutions for their data quality needs.

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Access Public IDEA Data

U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical data and products.

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Interactive Public Reporting Engine

This tool provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements.

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