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U.S. Department of Ed Releases Report on Improving Reading Outcomes for Students With or At-Risk for Reading Disabilities

This month, the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, released a report that describes what has been learned regarding the improvement of reading outcomes for children with or at-risk for reading disabilities.  The … Continue reading

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$250 Million for New Federal Early Childhood, Preschool Program Must Support Children with Disabilities, CEC Says

Last month, when Congress approved funding for the U.S. Department of Education, it established a new $250 million program to focus on expanding high-quality early learning opportunities, but lawmakers were light on the details of the program. This week, CEC … Continue reading

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Senate, House Education Committees Address Early Education

Earlier this month, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) and House Education and Workforce Committee both held hearings focusing on high-quality early education, a priority of the Obama Administration which the President highlighted in his last … Continue reading

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Department of Education 2014 Summer Internships, Apply by March 15th

Interning with the Department of Education (ED) is a great way to explore your interests in education policy research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, and even work with social media while learning about the role Federal Government plays … Continue reading

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Summer Programs for K-12 Teachers at the Library of Congress, Apply by March 24th

The Library of Congress is accepting applications for its week-long summer programs for K-12 educators through March 24. Selected participants join colleagues from across the country for five days of high quality professional development in Washington, D.C. Educators across subject areas and … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice Publishes Two New ADA Technical Assistance Documents

Last week, the Department of Justice published two new technical assistance documents to assist Title II entiĀ­ties (state and local governments) and Title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) in understanding how the rules under the … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice Publishes Two New ADA Technical Assistance Documents

Last week, the Department of Justice published two new technical assistance documents to assist Title II entiĀ­ties (state and local governments) and Title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) in understanding how the rules under the … Continue reading

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Physical Restraint and Seclusion Should be Limited to Emergencies, Special Educators Say

CEC member to brief Congress on interventions that minimize use of restraint & seclusion  Today, Senator Harkin (D-Ia.) introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, legislation that bans seclusion and limits restraint procedures to emergency situations only.    This legislation was … Continue reading

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Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services which was published in the Federal Register on … Continue reading

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CEC standards for evidence-based practice

The Council for Exceptional Children released a document providing guidance for identifying evidence-based practices in special education on 23 January 2014. Developed by a work group composed of leaders from the Division for Research—Bryan Cook (chair), Viriginia Buysse, Janette Klingner, … Continue reading

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