LDA Legislative News – October 2018

New Director of OSEP Appointed After an extended period without a permanent director, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education has a new chief.  Laurie VanderPloeg, a longtime special educator and advocate, has been appointed as OSEP Director.  At the time of her appointment, Laurie was serving as president of the Council for Exceptional Children and had previously been president of the Council of Administrators of Special Education. The new director who hails from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, followed in her mother’s footsteps to become a middle and high school special education teacher. … Read More »