Barbara Case is the Director of the Compliance and Assistance Division, which monitors the implementation of many federal and state laws that assure equal access to education for students with disabilities. The division oversees the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act and the Maltreatment of Minors Act, among other laws. The division uses a combination of on-site monitoring, training, technical assistance and complaint investigation in the fulfillment of its responsibilities. The division is also responsible for agency-wide rulemaking, expulsion decisions and data practices and mediation, among other tasks.
Ms. Case graduated from the University of Minnesota law school. She practiced law with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Minnesota Disability Law Center before joining the Department as a special education complaint investigator.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.