Category Archives: Administration

Content related to administration of special education

Including Young Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are proposing to release a policy statement on inclusion of young children with disabilities in high-quality inclusive early childhood programs. It is the purpose of this … Continue reading

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State of Preschool Yearbook 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steven Barnett to unveil NIEER’s State of Preschool Yearbook 2014 at CentroNía, an early learning and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland. The annual report, … Continue reading

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2015 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

Released annually, by the Alliance of Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civil Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, the report shows detailed progress toward the Grad Nation goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 … Continue reading

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Supporting Inclusive Practices: Professional Development Resources

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program partnered to create a compilation of professional development resources to support inclusive practices. These materials focus on resources that can be used to prepare personnel to serve … Continue reading

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CEC Partners on Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn Policy Recommendations

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn is a consensus report on children exposed to violence, and explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive. The report was developed in partnership with leaders, including CEC, throughout the … Continue reading

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Register for the 2015 Special Education Legislative Summit

Want to enhance your advocacy skills, learn about important special/gifted issues and early intervention, and take CEC's messages to Capitol Hill? Then come to the Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) July 12th-15th, 2015 in Alexandria, VA. Registration is easy, simply … Continue reading

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What Every Educator Needs to Know About Coming Changes to Special Education Policy Webinar, Hosted by CEC

In this wide-ranging presentation, CEC’s Policy and Advocacy Director, Deborah A. Ziegler, will review and analyze policies currently under discussion, recent changes to policies supported by the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress, and their impact on children and youth … Continue reading

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CEC Joins 811 Organizations Urging Increased Funding for Education

The Council for Exceptional Children has been a member of The Committee on Education Funding for decades. The Committee along with the Coalition for Health Funding and the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce jointly sent a letter from 812 … Continue reading

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The Office of Civil Rights Releases Reporting on FY Years 2013 and 2014

The Office of Civil Rights released a report to the President, Secretary of Education, and Congress detailing the office’s activities in fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014. The report highlights: The 20,000 cases it had resolved; Increased postings of resolution … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights releases Guidance Package for Title IX Coordinators

This week the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released a guidance package emphasizing the responsibility of school districts, colleges and universities to designate a Title IX coordinator. All educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one … Continue reading

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