Category Archives: IDEA Preschool

State of Preschool Yearbook 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steven Barnett to unveil NIEER’s State of Preschool Yearbook 2014 at CentroNía, an early learning and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland. The annual report, … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

On Monday, the President released his budget for FY 2016 that includes key investments to expand high quality early learning programs, increase equity and opportunity for all students, support teachers, and improve access, affordability and student outcomes in College. The … 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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The 35th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the U.S. Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities and the provision of early … Continue reading

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Over 130 Lawmakers Urge President Obama to Increase IDEA Funding in 2015 Budget; Join CEC’s Advocacy for a Greater Investment in IDEA

Every budget, whether it’s for the federal government, a local school district, or your family, reflects priorities.  But, recent budget proposals put forth by President Obama – and his predecessors – have yielded few, if any, increases for IDEA’s programs, … Continue reading

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How Much IDEA Funding is Going to Your State?

The U.S. Department of Education has released detailed funding tables highlighting each state’s allocation for IDEA and other federally funded education programs for fiscal years 2012-2014. In total: – IDEA Part B: Grants to School-Aged Children will receive $11.5 billion … Continue reading

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CEC Opposes Legislative Proposals to Siphon Public Education Funding to Private Schools; Funding “Follows Child” but Special Education Protections Do Not

CEC is calling on Congress to reject two legislative proposals that, if enacted into law, would divert public education funding to private schools, which are not required to implement the same Federal legal protections for children and youth with disabilities … Continue reading

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President’s State of the Union Speech, Republican Response Highlight Education

Statement by CEC President Robin D. Brewer on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Republican Response As the country tuned into the President’s State of the Union speech and the response by House Republican Chair Cathy … Continue reading

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Join CEC, Lawmakers in Urging President Obama to Invest in IDEA

Does your Representative in Congress support increasing funding for IDEA?  Now’s the time to find out! Use CEC’s Legislative Action Center to ask your Representative to join a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in urging President Obama to increase funding for … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Funding Proposal Increases Special, Gifted Education Funding at CEC’s Urging

Pinch yourself – the unthinkable has happened: House and Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have come to an agreement. Last night, in a rebuke of sequestration and the sweeping funding cuts it mandated, lawmakers on Capitol Hill unveiled a bipartisan … Continue reading

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