Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Releases Report on Improving Reading Outcomes for Students With or At-Risk for Reading Disabilities

This month, the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, released a report that describes what has been learned regarding the improvement of reading outcomes for children with or at-risk for reading disabilities.  The … Continue reading

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$250 Million for New Federal Early Childhood, Preschool Program Must Support Children with Disabilities, CEC Says

Last month, when Congress approved funding for the U.S. Department of Education, it established a new $250 million program to focus on expanding high-quality early learning opportunities, but lawmakers were light on the details of the program. This week, CEC … Continue reading

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Department of Education 2014 Summer Internships, Apply by March 15th

Interning with the Department of Education (ED) is a great way to explore your interests in education policy research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, and even work with social media while learning about the role Federal Government plays … Continue reading

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Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services which was published in the Federal Register on … Continue reading

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CEC Attends Unveiling of New Resources on School Climate and Discipline; Racial Discrimination a “Real Problem”, Says U.S. Departments of Education, Justice

Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder Today, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice released the first-ever significant guidance document on school discipline to help schools meet their legal obligations.  To mark the unveiling, CEC’s … Continue reading

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What’s New at the U.S. Department of Education? New Resources Available on Key Issues

The U.S. Department of Education has recently released a series of ready-made presentations  on several focus areas in education, including early learning, K-12 education, teachers and leaders, standards and assessments, and more!  Dubbed the “Bookshelf”, these power points include facts, … Continue reading

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CEC Calls on U.S. Department of Education to Clarify Maintenance of Effort Requirements

Even in difficult budget times, school districts are required to keep funding intact for students with disabilities through a federal requirement called ‘maintenance of effort’ (MOE, for short).  While the law does allow for a few instances when a school … Continue reading

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CEC to White House Officials: Budget Cuts are Threatening Special Education Services. Continue to Share Your Stories!

CEC staff met today with officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. Department of Education to share how budget cuts have impacted children, schools and communities. As you know, the cuts are … Continue reading

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Carve Turkeys, Not Education! Tell Congress to Stop Budget Cuts to Education Programs!

Right now, Congressional leaders are trying to strike a deal that will determine next year’s funding levels for education programs, and all other federal programs.  While some lawmakers have made it clear that sequestration – the federal initiative that already … Continue reading

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Michael Yudin Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services by the U.S. Congress HELP Committee

Today, Senator Tom Harkin Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the nomination of Michael Yudin to serve as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), within the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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