Category Archives: Administration

Content related to administration of special education

Who’s keeping the longitudinal data on schools’ outcomes?

I’m sorry to admit that a post on TE from just about 10 years ago has almost exclusively dead links. Now, link rot (as it’s called) is common on the Internet, but one still feels some responsibility for it. Tonight … Continue reading

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IES Releases Grant Competitions in Education and Special Education Research and Training for FY 2016

Wednesday April 15, The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released FY2016 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training. The competitions that were released included:  •           Education Research Grants (84.305A);•           Special Education Research Grants (84.324A);•           … Continue reading

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CEC Tells Senate to Support Students With Exceptionalities in ESEA

Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) have shared a new bipartisan draft bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While the bill does include some important provisions that support students  with disabilities, the bill does not … Continue reading

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NCII and NCSI Co-Host Upcoming Webinar on Tiered Interventions

As part of the new Results Driven Accountability (RDA) initiative the Office of Special Education Programs (OESP) launched the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) to help states transform their systems for supporting students with disabilities. Together with NCSI, the … Continue reading

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OSERS Joins Twittter

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) now has a twitter account. Follow them at ED_Sped_Rehab to get the most up to date news and information from the department. 

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Frances Partridge Connor

Frances Partridge Connor, an influential figure across many aspects of special education, passed away 28 March 2015 in Boca Raton, FL. She was the Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York … Continue reading

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CEC Heads to San Diego for its Annual Convention & Expo

CEC is gearing up for the Annual Convention & Expo taking place in San Diego, CA from April 8-11. Below, check out all the Public Policy Sessions on a variety of important topics!  Check out CEC's Legislative Action Center in the … Continue reading

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Senate and House Resolutions Make Deep Spending Cuts to Education

Right before adjuring for its spring recess, both the Senate and the House passed their budget blueprints. Unfortunately, both include massive cuts to education. Budget blueprints set overall spending caps, they do not specify program amounts. Congress will begin this … Continue reading

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$4.1 Million Awarded Through Charter School Program by U.S. Department of Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced six new grant awards which totaled to $4.1 million through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) National Leadership Activities program. These grants were created to help strengthen charter schools and charter school authorizers, while aiding to … Continue reading

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Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program FY 2015 Competition

The Department of Education has recently published in the Federal Register applications for new awards for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.   The purpose of this competition under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students … Continue reading

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