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Special Populations

Find resources and information for local education agency (LEA) staff, educators, and community organizations who serve students from special populations in the District of Columbia. Content includes guidance documents, policies, archived training materials, instructional resources, and stakeholder engagement opportunities.


Find information for educators, schools, LEAs, Nonpublic schools, and families providing special education for students with disabilities, both those with individualized education programs (IEPs) and who receive special education services through Section 504.



Access tools, training materials, and guidance for serving English learners. Learm more about the English Learner Policy, English Learner Instructional Resources, and the New Edition! WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition.



Find resources and information to support the education of students and families experiencing homelessness, as established in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.



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