Category Archives: Administration

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Combat Childhood Violence and Trauma

For the past year, Futures Without Violence has been gathering research, and consulting experts with the help of leaders from the health, education, justice, and child development fields, and support from various organizations including the Council for Exceptional Children to … Continue reading

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Teacher Pay Gap is Wider than Ever

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) recently released a report highlighting the disparities between teachers’ pay and comparable workers. The report indicates that while the 17 percent relative pay gap may be attributed to a trade-off between wages and benefits, collective … Continue reading

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Decline of Teacher Enrollment

Did you know that nationwide the enrollment for teacher preparation programs has decreased by 36% over the past 7 years? The Center for American Progress has released a report that tells of these alarming statistical differences, as well as diving … Continue reading

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ETS Releases Report on Opt-Out Phenomenon

The Educational Testing Service recently published, Opt Out: An Examination of Issues, an analysis of the causes, consequences, and solutions of the movement to refuse standardized test-taking. According to the report, minorities and students from underrepresented groups including those with … Continue reading

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Ed and Labor Publish Final Rules on WIOA

U.S. Departments of Education and Labor recently released a joint publication of the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Federal Register. WIOA is designed to enhance the collaboration between employment, education and training … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidate’s Positions on Special and Gifted Education

Education and disability issues have received nominal coverage during this year’s Presidential Election, and with final voting taking place in just two months, there is still much to learn about the four leading 2016 presidential candidates. That’s why the Council … Continue reading

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CEC Introduces Issue Briefs to Support Special Education Advocacy

This summer, over 200 special educators gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Special Education Legislative Summit, organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to advocate for special and gifted education issues with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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U.S. Department Of Education Seeks Applicants for 2017 Winter/Spring Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Education is currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring Internship program. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about federal education policy while developing communication, research and writing skills. Applicants should submit a completed application, updated resume … Continue reading

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U.S. Office for Civil Rights Releases Resource Guide on Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition to … Continue reading

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Your Thoughts on IDEA Reauthorization?

While we do not know for sure when IDEA reauthorization will occur, CEC wants to be proactive! To prepare for the reauthorization, the CEC Board of Directors has created an IDEA Work Group to develop principles and recommendations that will … Continue reading

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