IDEA & ESEA

8954362Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

For more information about IDEA refer to the official IDEA website.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Public Law 114-95, signed into law in 2015

essa-signing-bannerThe ESEA was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The Act has been reauthorized several times, and the latest revision – Every Student Succeeds Act – was enacted in 2015. The law returns much of the accountability system for student success to the States and maintains essentially the same assessment requirements as under the previous version of the law (No Child Left Behind).
LDA Summary of Key Provisions in the ESSA.

For more information about ESSA visit the Department of Education website.