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Due Process Hearing Program

Information and link to Special Education Due Process Hearing Decisions and information about the due process hearing program.

Mediation Program

Information about the special education mediation program and other mediation related resources.

General Information

General information including free and low cost legal services list, links to laws, rules and helpful special education information.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services' letter to TEA responding to TEA's inquiry regarding whether a state educational agency may dismiss claims raised in a state special education complaint that were released in a previous resolution session or mediation settlement agreement.

 

 

 

For more information on special education, including special education complaints, visit the Special Education Division webpage.

September 23, 2014

TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.  

September 22, 2014

State secures federal waiver extension

The U.S. Department of Education notified Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that a request to extend the state’s conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), has been granted.

September 19, 2014

Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process

Sept. 19, 2014 Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process AUSTIN – Five Generation 19 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2015-2016 school year. Originally granted

September 18, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding potential federal preschool expansion grant application

 On Sept. 10, 2014, the Texas Education Agency notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant. Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement today regarding the application process: “Over the course of the next several weeks, agency staff will be working to design a proposal that clearly defines how our state would utilize those federal dollars..."