Category Archives: Administration

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Policy Insider on Vacation During August Recess

With the U.S. Congress entering it's August recess, the Policy Insider will be taking a brief summer vacation. The next issue of the Policy Insider will be September 16, 2015. 

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Message from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the ADA Anniversary

“America leads on disability rights by example, but we must advance them internationally,” says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25: Now We Must Work for Global Equality.  Read Secretary of State John … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Hatch, Murray Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution from U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990.  Senate … Continue reading

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Accessibility of Computers and Web Sites—Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP)

OSERS recently announced a new funding opportunity, the Accessibility of Computers and Web Sites through an Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP), to create the infrastructure we need to make it easier for any person of any age with any disability … Continue reading

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House, Senate Educations Leaders Discuss Efforts to Replace NCLB

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senate Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and House Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) met recently to discuss proceeding with a … Continue reading

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Georgia students with EBD unnecessarily segregated and denied equal services

On 15 July 2015, The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice declared that the U.S. state of Georgia had been illegally segregating students with behavior disorders from their peers and failing to provide them with appropriate educational … Continue reading

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Google Hangout – The Hidden Cost of Suspension

On July 30th at 3:00pm EDT, ED will host a google hangout with experts to discuss “The Hidden Cost of Suspension.” They welcome you and your stakeholders to join – on either Google+ (http://bit.ly/1h5vGAR) or on YouTube (http://youtu.be/W0AroRVB2ao) – to … Continue reading

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OSEP Policy Documents on the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

The Secretary published the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the second and third quarters of 2014, from April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014 through September 30, … Continue reading

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Teach to Lead: Educator Leadership

This powerful video features Teach to Lead's Ruthanne Buck urging educators to think big about their profession. Teacher leadership, she argues, is much more than creating hybrid roles for teachers or structures for teachers to progress through their careers. It's … Continue reading

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Republican Appropriations Bills: Shortchanging America’s Future, Serving Special Interests

House Appropriations Committee Democrats today released Republican Appropriations Bills: Shortchanging America's Future, Serving Special Interests that “highlights some of the most damaging funding cuts in the 2016 Appropriations bills, and policy riders that prioritize special interests and politics over hardworking … Continue reading

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