Welcome to IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

Partner Spotlight: National Behavioral Health Community of Practice.

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Youth Lens Project Gives Voice to the Impact of Stigma
Youth across the nation and their adult allies have developed an activity to engage others in sharing their insights about stigma and isolation.

Compliance and results drive new special education efforts.

rdaIn June, 2014 the Office of Special Education Programs released its new approach to improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Partnership launches Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement

The IDEA Partners have identified one of the biggest barriers to deep collaboration...everybody thinks they are already doing it!

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) provides a comprehensive design for school behavioral health

The Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) and the IDEA Partnership have collaborated on the development of a framework for working across education and mental health for better student outcomes.

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Dialogue Guides

DG Handbook

Community of Practice

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CoP Guidebook

Partnership Way

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Leading by Conveing

The Resource Gallery contains Partner developed resources on many subjects. LearningPort is a national online library of professional development resources compiled to help bridge research, policy and practice. This library provides local educators with easy access to an array of professional development resources that can be used or customized to meet their needs.

The Topics Database section contains information on a variety of topics and issues relating to the implementation of NCLB, IDEA and other legislation. The section organizes the information by first providing the "big picture" of each topic and then sub-topics and issues from which you can choose to find out more information.

The U.S.Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) website, Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004, was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA 2004 and its implementing regulations. 


LearningPort is a national professional development library of learning modules, tool kits, archived webinars and video resources designed by U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support the use of ARRA funds. The library was made available though a supplement to NASDSE’s IDEA Partnership. Larry Wexler, Director of OSEP’s Research to Practice Division expressed the intent of The LearningPort in this way: “We believe that after saving jobs, most school districts would use at least some of their ARRA funds to support the provision of professional development. As such, we wanted to develop a resource for States.”  Access LearningPort at http://www.learningport.us or http://www.learningport.info