Special Education

The department promotes educational services and programs for all Tennessee's students with special education needs. The department is committed to systematic planning along with plan implementation, tracking and accountability as a vehicle for providing the leadership necessary for fulfilling this purpose.

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Draft of Special Education Framework Manual and Implementation Guide

Drafts of the Special Education Framework manualand the Implementation Guide are now available for review. While the expectation is that the content will remain the same, the documents will be in draft form for feedback from districts through Sept. 30, 2014. The department plans to release the final documents by Oct. 31, 2014.

The Special Education Framework manual was developed to help guide teams with required as well as most effective practices that will ultimately
lead to better outcomes for students with disabilities.  The implementation guide was developed to support educators and provide tools that will
help implement the required components as well as the optional components of the manual. 

Please send combined concerns or suggestions from your district to Joann.Lucero@tn.gov. For other questions or concerns please contact Tie.Hodack@tn.gov.

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Last Update: July 24, 2014