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Recommendation: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services should review information provided by states related to changes in federal special education rights when a parent places a student with a disability in a private school and work with states to correct inaccurate information.
Agency: Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: Education generally agreed with this recommendation. However, the agency believes it is necessary to review the full documents containing information provided by states, so that it can determine the context in which the information was presented. We will coordinate with Education as appropriate to facilitate such a review. As of March 2020, the agency worked with relevant states to improve the information provided, and reviewed states' revised information to parents about federal rights of children with disabilities who are placed by parents in private schools. Education stated that this effort did not identify any inaccurate or inconsistent information. However, some states appear not to have modified language that Education previously identified as inaccurate. Education did not explain why it has determined that this information is now accurate. To fully address this recommendation, Education should either provide this explanation or have these states correct any inaccurate information.