Below are links about two important topics currently affecting students and individuals with disabilities in Texas.
The first link is to the Texans for Special Education Reform (TxSER) website that shares information about the IEP Analysis Project. The IEP Analysis Project basically is a project that involves students’ & parents’ confidential information being sold to a company who does not have an educational need to know. In September, Texans for Special Education Reform learned that Texas school districts were contacted during the Summer of 2017 by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and encouraged to share at least three years of student Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with TEA vendor SPEDx of Georgia in exchange for payment. It was explained the purpose of the project was data mining to identify ways to improve special education.
The second link is to an article in the Houston Chronicle about the potential loss of healthcare for millions of children because of Congress’ failure to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a federal-state program known as CHIP.