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Teacher Week is Over, But Appreciation Theme Continues

Special Ed Teachers Share Why They Love Teaching: ED's Office of Special Education highlighted some dedicated special education teachers on their blog who shared why they love teaching. Sing It: Spotify created a Teacher Appreciation Playlist with some dedications by artists you'll recognize to … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Grant Competition for Charter Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a competition to award $65 million in grants to as many as 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country to create and expand charter schools that support students from underserved communities. Since … Continue reading

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White House and DOE Highlight Educational Progress

The White House and the Department of Education recently released a report underscoring the nation’s educational progress since the President took office. The report detailed the steps taken by the Obama Administration to increase equity and provide teachers with the … Continue reading

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IES Releases Research Funding Webinars Schedule

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will hold a series of webinars for those who are interested in Fiscal Year 2017 funding opportunities. The webinars, hosted by the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for … Continue reading

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ED Seeks Stakeholder Feedback Regarding ESSA Guidance

Separate from previous requests for comments on potential areas for regulation under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeking your input on areas of the law on which they could … Continue reading

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CEC member is finalist for National Teacher of the Year

CEC member Shawn Sheehan, a special education teacher in Norman, Okla., was one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award and was honored at a celebration held Tuesday, May 3, at the White House. The National Teacher of … Continue reading

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Disproportionality in Special Education: CEC Speaks Out!

Disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students is a critical issue that has plagued the education field for decades, and CEC is committed to seeing it confronted and remedied. In March, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Notice … Continue reading

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ED and Justice Release Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recently released the joint Title IX guidance providing educators with information and resources to ensure that all students including transgender students are able to attend school in an environment free of discrimination based … Continue reading

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CEC’s New Policy on Educators with Disabilities

In support of recruiting and retaining talented educators with disabilities who effectively serve children, youth and their families – including all teacher candidates and teachers in classrooms, schools, and institutions of higher education – the CEC Board of Directors recently … Continue reading

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Schools’ Chiefs Release High-Quality Preschool Guidelines

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have identified five action steps to leverage the value of preschool for their state's public education system in their guidance, The Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education.  Read … Continue reading

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