Category Archives: U.S. Congress

Presidential Candidate’s Positions on Special and Gifted Education

Education and disability issues have received nominal coverage during this year’s Presidential Election, and with final voting taking place in just two months, there is still much to learn about the four leading 2016 presidential candidates. That’s why the Council … Continue reading

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CEC Introduces Issue Briefs to Support Special Education Advocacy

This summer, over 200 special educators gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Special Education Legislative Summit, organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to advocate for special and gifted education issues with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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House Committee Takes Steps to Improve Higher Education

The following bills were introduced by the House last week.  Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act(H.R. 5528) is aimed to reform federal student aid.  The measures proposed help students to make more informed financial decisions. Read more here. Accessing … 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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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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White House Student Film Festival

The White House is accepting submissions for the third Student Film Festival through July 15th.  This year’s theme is “The World I Want to Live In.”  Students K-12 are invited to create a short film about what they hope the … Continue reading

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Ask Your Senators To Sign Dear Colleague Letter for Javits!

Please write to your Senators asking them to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Senators Grassley and Casey in support of increased appropriations for Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act. As the sole federal initiative … Continue reading

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