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From the Director


Message from OSEP Director, Ms. Valerie C. Williams


Dear Friends,


March was an upside-down month in Washington.  It came in like a lamb with warm temperatures and hopes for an early spring and is leaving like a lion with fierce snow squalls and a ridiculously cold temperatures.  Similarly, Congress passed a budget through September 30th on March 10th with a modest increase in IDEA funds and 18 days later the President submitted his 2023 budget with a sizeable increase in Department of Education funds and grants  and a large increase in IDEA funds—including doubling the IDEA Part C grants to States.  Hopefully Congress will get back to regular order, hold timely hearings and endorse the President and Secretary Cardona’s desire to fully fund IDEA.


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