Action-Driven Policy – A Guide for Special Education Leaders

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed challenges in educating young people with disabilities in Washington DC and across the country. The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), seeking to build ecosystem capacity to deliver high-quality special education services, hired ABC to canvas local needs and launch a community of practice to support its continuous education initiative. ABC canvased existing national, state, and local guidance materials, identifying a key need to translate compliance-focused policy documents into practice support for practitioners. The attached overview was created for DC educators; however, it may also prove useful to practitioners in other jurisdictions.