Category Archives: Administration

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CEC at the Department of Education

Last week, CEC’s leadership team met with U.S. Department of Education leaders Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and Michael Yudin, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), to discuss, … Continue reading

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Southern Education Foundation Research Shows Low Income Students are a Majority in the Nation’s Public Schools

Newly compiled data displayed in a research bulletin by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) shows that low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools in the year 2013. With data collected by the … Continue reading

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“Innovation Configurations in Action” Webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 1 PM (EST)

Innovation Configurations are designed to evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining the extent to which Evidence Based Practices are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and PD programs. Kathleen Magiera and Rhea Simmons (SUNY Fredonia) … Continue reading

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ESEA Reauthorization is on the Move in the Senate

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing, “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability.” Last week Senate HELP Chairman Alexander released his 387 page ESEA reauthorization discussion draft, entitled “Every Child Ready for … Continue reading

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State of the Union Highlights Improvements in Education: Present and Future

During the State of the Union, President Obama made note of important improvements at the start of his address, “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our … Continue reading

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State Personnel Development Grant Competition: Extension of the Application Period

On December 15, 2014, The Federal Register published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the SPDG competition. The purpose of this program, which was authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) … Continue reading

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Chairman Alexander Releases ESEA Reauthorization Discussion Draft

On Tuesday Senate HELP Chairman Alexander released his 387 page ESEA reauthorization discussion draft, entitled “Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015.” Alexander is soliciting feedback on his staff discussion draft by Monday, February 2, at: FixingNCLB@help.senate.gov. … Continue reading

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Secretary Arne Duncan’s Vision for the Future of ESEA

Secretary Arne Duncan laid out an idea for the nation’s well-known education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in a speech on January 12th, 2015. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, he called … Continue reading

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Guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice on Equitable Educational Access for English Learner Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to … Continue reading

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College Ratings System Up for Public Comment

In the week of December 19th, based on extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Department released a framework for a college ratings system for further public comment. This framework summarizes the basic categories, institutional groupings, data, metrics, and tools that the Department is … Continue reading

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