Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

NCII and NCSI Co-Host Upcoming Webinar on Tiered Interventions

As part of the new Results Driven Accountability (RDA) initiative the Office of Special Education Programs (OESP) launched the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) to help states transform their systems for supporting students with disabilities. Together with NCSI, the … Continue reading

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$4.1 Million Awarded Through Charter School Program by U.S. Department of Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced six new grant awards which totaled to $4.1 million through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) National Leadership Activities program. These grants were created to help strengthen charter schools and charter school authorizers, while aiding to … Continue reading

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Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program FY 2015 Competition

The Department of Education has recently published in the Federal Register applications for new awards for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.   The purpose of this competition under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Access to Free Video-On-Demand for Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities

Yesterday, The U.S. Department of Education today announced free access to video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.  A number of children’s and family TV episodes may now be … Continue reading

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2013 Fourth Quarter Interpretations of IDEA from U.S. Department of Education

On Monday March 2, 2015, the Federal Register published a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education to individuals during the previous quarter. Section 607 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997 requires that the Secretary of … Continue reading

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Closing the Discipline Gap

In a report released by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, researchers studied the discipline gap of U.S. students and determined that it is a driving reason as to why we are unable to close the overall achievement gap. The … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Education Now Accepting Applications for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Program

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the beginning of the 2015 grant competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Program (DDRA)  DDRA provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual … Continue reading

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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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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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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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