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September 30, 2013

University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

July 30, 2013

Building Bridges: Fostering Innovative Leadership and Learning

Thanks, Mike, for the kind introduction. It's a pleasure to join all of you.

The theme of this leadership conference—"building bridges"—is fitting.

Today, I'd like to talk with you about how the Administration and the Department of Education are continuing to support education reform and success for all students in the second term.

October 3, 2011

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

September 29, 2011

Education Department Awards $11.5 Million in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today $11.5 million in grants to help train educators to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

May 26, 2011

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Rights of Students With Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology

Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance through Dear Colleague Letters to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education along with a Frequently Asked Questions document on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology.

May 03, 2011

Accessibility Commission for Students with Disabilities to Meet, Hold Public Hearing at Ohio State

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Ohio State University in Columbus. A public hearing is set for Wednesday evening aimed at gathering experiences by students with disabilities on obtaining instructional materials in the postsecondary environment.

April 1, 2011

Statement by Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny on the Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2

Following is a statement by Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who heads the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, regarding the fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day designated by the United Nations as Saturday, April 2.

January 28, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny to Address Higher Education Consortium for Special Education

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will discuss the need for coordinated teacher recruitment, preparation and evaluation across general and special education programs as part of remarks to the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) Friday at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

November 18, 2010

Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Remarks on the 35th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

I am so happy to be here today to celebrate the transformative impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. For 35 years, IDEA has guaranteed students with disabilities their civil right to a free, appropriate public education.

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