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U.S. Department of Education Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Educating Students with Disabilities at Disability Policy Seminar


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Event Date 1: February 14, 2011 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education, will participate on a panel at the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday, Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C. As director of the Office of Special Education Programs, Musgrove oversees administration of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures America's 6.6 million children and youth with disabilities the right to a free appropriate public education. During the panel, Musgrove will discuss the Department’s perspectives and priorities on how to improve the education of students with disabilities.

The Disability Policy Seminar is hosted by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. The three-day seminar will provide attendees the opportunity to hear leading public policy experts, disability advocates and Congressional staff discuss key policies important to the disability community.


Event 1
Who : Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel Discussion on Educating Students with Disabilities
When : Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 - 9 a.m.
Where : Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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