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Area: Federated States of Micronesia - Department of Education Special Education Programs & Services

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Location
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprises of approximately 607 islands with c. 700 square kilometers of area in the Western Pacific Ocean spread over almost 2,700 km longitudinally just north of the equator some 4,000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii and about 2,900 km north of eastern Australia, lying northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshalls, and east of Palau and the Philippines. While the FSM's total land area is quite small, amounting to approximately 702 km², it occupies more than 2,600,000 km² of the Pacific Ocean.
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FSM Early Literacy Management Database Training
The FSM Special Education Program will be coordinating and co-facilitating a database training on the  Literacy Intervention for FSM Leaders to Tomorrow (LIFT) Project to all project's coaches on Kosrae State on February 25-April 1, 2019. 
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About Us
1. FSM National Government, The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a sovereign island nation in the north Pacific which was part of what was known as the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands (TTPI). Right after the WWII, most of the islands in the Micronesian Archipelago, with the exception of Guam, were colonized under the mandates of the Trusteeship Agreement, giving the United States administrative jurisdiction over the entity to oversee the development of the islands in order to become self-sufficient. In the 70's, during which the leaders of the TTPI negotiated separate political status with the United States, the Trust Territories broke up into several republics - the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (which chose to become a U.S. commonwealth); the Republic of Palau; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and, the remaining island groups of Chuuk (formerly Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), Yap and Kosrae (Kusaie) formed the FSM. The FSM established its constitutional entity in 1976 through the FSM…, 2. Department of Education, Since the inception of the FSM National Government in 1979, the Division of Education was established within the Department of Social Services. In 1986, the Department of Social Services was converted into the Department of Human Resources under the auspices of the 2nd President of the FSM, His Excellency John R. Haglelgam, from Yap. Education remained a division until 1992 at which time the FSM Congress approved PL 7-97, creating the Department of Education during the tenure of the 3rd President, His Excellency Bailey Olter of Pohnpei. With FSM P.L. 10-55, the 4th President, His Excellency Jacob Nena of Kosrae, reorganized the Executive Branch in 1997 to merge Health, Education, and Social Affairs to create a new department which was named HESA. Later in 2007, the 7th President, His Excellency Emmanual Mori of Chuuk, with the approval of FSM Congress P.L. 15-09 separated HESA to create two different departments, namely Department of Education and Department of Health and Social…, 3. Division of Special Services , The Division of Special Services is responsible to coordinate, monitor, and provide technical supports to the FSM states on special education program and other related services. As a mandate by the FSM Public Law 14-8, FSM is required to provide Free Appropriate Pubic Education (FAPE) to all children from birth to age 21. Since the main source of fuding for this program is from the United States Office of Special Education Program (OSEP), the Division is also required to follow the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Click  Regulations  to view these laws.
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RFP: Evaluation & ELMO Technical Assistance
The Department of Education, FSM National Government is hereby soliciting proposal for bid from interested individuals, firms, or organization to provide technical assistance and support for the Division of Special Services on Evaluation and ELMO database system.
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SERI
Special Education Resources on the Internet
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PADDLE
Pacific Archive of Digital Data fro Learning and Education, this website is maintained by PREL and archives education related documents for each Pacific entity.
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Deaf Blind Project
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FSM Public Information Office
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Yap State Government
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FSM Department of Education
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Chuuk Special Education Verification Monitoring
Chuuk Special Education Verification Monitoring Visit - On February 13-17, 2012 FSM National Department of Education (NDOE) Division of Special Services conducted its Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 annual Monitoring and Verification visit for Chuuk Special Education Program. The FSM NDOE receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education to provide education programs and services for eligible children with disabilities. These programs and services are provided consistent with the provisions of the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The FSM assures that all eligible children needing special education will receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. The FSM has adopted P.L.14-08 which also provides for the education of children with disabilities throughout the FSM age 0-21.  Chuuk State receives funding for special education programs from IDEA. The Chuuk State School System (CSSS) has submitted an application and assurances to the FSM NDOE that programs and…
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Yap Special Education Verification Monitoring
Yap Special Education Verification Monitoring - On February 20-24, 2012, FSM National Department of Education (NDOE), Division of Special Services conducted an on-site Verification Monitoring Visit in Yap State. The Monitoring Visit was conducted to determine whether special education programs and services in Yap State are being delivered consistent with the requirements of IDEA and the FSM Special Education Handbook. The Monitoring visit was also conducted to verify progress being made by YDOE in the implementation of their Special Education Local Performance Plan (LPP) and progress being made to correct areas of non-compliance that were identified in the February 7-11, 2011 Monitoring Report.  There are a total of 3 high schools, 29 elementary schools and 15 ECE centers within the Yap Department of Education. For SY 11-12 there are a total of 2,820 students enrolled with 216 students with IEPs being served within special education as of February 24, 2012. This represents 7.7% of the…
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FSM joined 11th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting
The 11th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) meeting was held in St. Louis, MO from March 4-6, 2012. The EHDI annual meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: Work in state EHDI programs; Assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; Provide screening, diagnostic, and early intervention support at the state/local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; Champion medical home activities within each state; Are family members of children with hearing loss; Are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss; Are academicians (faculty and students) engaged in education or research related to EHDI. The annual meeting combined lectures, panel discussions, and strategic planning to allow the opportunity to interact with colleagues in solving the problems and challenges encountered related to EHDI in daily practice and in policy…
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