What is this resource? The Department of Education has multiple means to providing information and guidance on the implementation of federal laws and regulations. All of these methods of communication from the Department are available to the public through their website, as well as through other accessible means. Often referred to as "non-regulatory guidance," these documents serve as a tool for state departments of education to seek clarification on specific questions. Those questions can range widely, from very specific to considerably broad. Additionally, in recent years, the Department has partnered with other federal agencies to issue guidance.
Why is it valuable? These partnerships can be particularly powerful in demonstrating the intersection of multiple federal laws, as well as the potential impact of coordinating supports and services for children and youth.