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US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUBMITS IDEA AND 504 WAIVER RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONGRESS

 

 

On April 27, 2020, the United States Department of Education (“DOE”) submitted recommendations to Congress regarding provisions of the law that it believes that states should have the authority to waive.

 

Laws addressed in the report include the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the IDEA, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This client advisory only addresses the DOE’s discussion of waiver authority pursuant to the IDEA and Section 504; however, the entire text of the report can be found here:

https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/cares-waiver-report.pdf

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