To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support.
The NDE is committed to assisting school communities during public health emergencies. We support school districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority. Should a crisis arise, NDE will work closely with other state and federal agencies to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the teaching and learning environment.
Below is communication released by the Office of Special Education Programs to support you as you implement IDEA during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please reach out to our office should you have any further questions.
Upcoming SPED Events
A Virtual Professional Development Series
The NeMTSS Reading Symposium is offering three days of virtual professional learning to increase instructional leaders with knowledge and skills related to evidence-based literacy. This series will inform participants in Pre-K through grade 12 of instruction that supports the theme, “From Research to Practice.” All webinars are free for participants on the following dates:
July 13-PreK-12 Keynote “From Research to Practice.”
July 20-PreK-5 EB Interventions, Practices, and Strategies
July 27-Grades 6-12 EB Interventions, Practices, and Strategies
Specific times for presentations will be available closer to the event.
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Starting in August, 8 week Virtual SEL Series designed to strengthen your system to support students and staff.
Each week will contain 2 sessions – 1 designed for Leadership and 1 designed for Instructional Staff
8 weeks with strands that include:
Equitable Opportunities for All
Engaging and Strengthening Partnerships
Adults as Change Agents
Creating a Climate of Support
Prioritizing the Core
Putting the Pieces Together Moving Forward
Clarification on guidance for 92 NAC 51 – 009.04 and IDEA 60 Day Timeline for School Age Children
Guidance on Special Education Certification – April 2019
Public Reporting and Determination Guides
Early Childhood Inter-Agency Coordinating Council
Guidance from the U.S. Dept. of Education – Office for Civil Rights
Maintenance of Effort