OSERS “Dear Colleague” Letter: New Policy Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

On November 16, 2015, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the United States Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” Letter regarding its new Policy Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).  In this letter, OSERS states that for children with disabilities who are below grade level, IEPs should include “ambitious” goals…