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Policy on Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Education

The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services have created a joint policy to support Dual Language Learners (DLL). The purpose of this policy statement is to promote the learning of DLLs by providing States … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Wellness in Head Start

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has released a brief examining the mental health of Head Start staff, children, and families and lists the three most important factors in developing positive mental health in children as healthy, stable relationships with … Continue reading

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Student Discipline Practices for Children with Disabilities in Charter Schools

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools Equity Coalition, with more than 20 organizations, including the Council for Exceptional Children, recently released a statement on student discipline practices for children with disabilities in charter schools.  The statement calls … Continue reading

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New Grant Opportunity: Comprehensive Centers Program—National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) along with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) announce a new grant opportunity for the Comprehensive Centers Program: National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities. The … Continue reading

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Your Advocacy Means Everything!

You advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities every day, and that makes you an expert at telling the powers-that-be what children need to succeed. Bring your expert advocacy skills to the offices of your elected officials in Congress this … Continue reading

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Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has published The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma. The toolkit consists of a Facilitator Guide and a Participant Manual. Together, they are designed to teach … Continue reading

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Is Neighborhood Still Destiny?

A decade after New York City adopted a universal school choice policy for high school students, Measure of America — whose mission is to capture and publicize metrics of the nation’s well-being — reveals that school choice is unable to … Continue reading

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Racial Bias in Gifted and Talented Placement: What to do about it

A recent report, Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color, from Urban Institute, proposes strategies to improve the educational outcomes of boys and men of color including those who may be gifted by … Continue reading

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Critical Findings Revealed in Civil Rights Data for Students with Exceptionalities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which is released every two years, was released on June 7.  This year’s report includes new categories of information such as:  Educational programs in juvenile justice, availability of distance education … Continue reading

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Teacher Turnover Costs Billions, As Interest in Teaching Falls

Nearly half of all new teachers will leave their classrooms within five years – a move that will cost districts some $2.2 billion per year to replace them. Among the top reasons are a lack of autonomy, poor student discipline … Continue reading

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