Category Archives: Administration

Content related to administration of special education

Tools to Support Reentry for Formerly Incarcerated Youth and Adults

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, announced today $5.7 million in new grants aimed at improving outcomes for students who have been involved in the criminal … Continue reading

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Solutions for Addressing Special Education Teacher Shortages

Pending shortages of special education teachers have many states and local school districts scrambling to find solutions for securing the teachers they need. Mary Brownell and Paul Sindelar from the University of Florida offer research-based information about the preparation and retention … Continue reading

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Stories From States and Districts That Cut Back on Testing

Last week, Secretary John King visited Tulsa (Okla.) Public Schools to hear how the district eliminated more than 72 hours of testing from their students' year in line with President Obama's release of a set of principles for smarter assessment practices in public schools (Eger,Tulsa World). Now … Continue reading

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Rethinking School Discipline

On April 19th, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights hosted a panel discussion on Rethinking School Discipline: Disability Law the Case for Reform Featuring two panels – one of attorneys and one of educators – the event addressed … Continue reading

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Charter School Authorizers Surveyed About Special Education

As part of NACSA’s 2015 annual survey, they asked authorizers of charter schools for their perspectives and practices on issues at the intersection of authorizing and special education. They asked about oversight practices, what they do when problems in service delivery … Continue reading

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Obama and Curry: Value of Mentors

President Obama critiques NBA virtuoso Stephen Curry's resume, schools him in Connect Four, and gives him some pointers on his jump shot in a fun video promoting mentorship. A voiceover intones at the end: "You don't need to be an NBA star … Continue reading

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States’ Efforts to Integrate Data Collection Systems under WIOA: GAO Releases New Study

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed in July 2014, mandates cross collaboration among and within various state and federal agencies to gather data on employment expansion for all, including those individuals with disabilities.  This cross collaboration, which must … Continue reading

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Increasing Employment among Individuals with Disabilities: New EEOC Proposals

On February 24, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a Notice of Purposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would strengthen opportunities for individuals with disabilities to attain employment in jobs directly provided by the federal government. Specifically, the EEOC’s goal … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments to ABLE Act

On March 17, 2016, a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including Senators Burr (R-NC) and Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Crenshaw (R-FL), Rodgers (R-WA), Van Hollen (D-MD) and Sessions (R-TX), introduced a package of bills aimed at enhancing the benefits … Continue reading

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Free Tools to Support Enhanced Learning Environments for all Students

On March 31st, the U.S. Department of Education released new school climate surveys and a quick guide on making school climate improvements to sustain safe, supportive, and learning-conducive for all students as path to improved school attendance and high achievement.  … Continue reading

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