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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. In 2019, the agency began working with relevant states to improve the information provided, and stated that it would review states' revised information to parents about federal rights of children with disabilities who are placed by parents in private schools. We will consider closing this recommendation when Education completes its work with relevant states to correct any inaccurate information.