CEC Partners on Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn Policy Recommendations

Safe-Healthy-and-Ready-to-Learn-FINAL-Image-231x300Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn is a consensus report on children exposed to violence, and explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive. The report was developed in partnership with leaders, including CEC, throughout the health, education, justice, and child development field. 

Click here to read the Executive Summary 

Click here to read the Full Report 

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We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101 Series? Are you enjoying the series?
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Special Education :aw 101 – Part VI #IEP

Our series providing an introduction to special education law continues.  Previous posts have introduced the two basic concepts underlying IDEA, free and appropriate education and least restrictive environment.  Last week we discussed eligibility and identification.  Today we will look at selected IEP issues.

The Individualized Educational Plan (hereafter sometimes referred to as “IEP”) is at the heart of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1400, et seq (hereafter sometimes referred to as the “IDEA”.) In the seminal decision of in Board of Educ., Hendrick Hudson Central Sch. Dist. v. Rowley, 455 U.S. 175, 102 S.Ct. 3034, 3038, 553 IDELR 656 (1982) (Read more...)
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Register for the 2015 Special Education Legislative Summit

960x250xheader-4.jpg.pagespeed.ic.wKgY-7wTaoWant to enhance your advocacy skills, learn about important special/gifted issues and early intervention, and take CEC's messages to Capitol Hill? Then come to the Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) July 12th-15th, 2015 in Alexandria, VA. Registration is easy, simply visit the Special Education Legislative Summit website, click the registration tab. Join us in July! 

SELS Update: Jack Jennings Confirmed Opening Speaker for the Special Education Legislative Summit.

JjJack Jennings is the former CEO of the Center on Education Policy. As a former staffer on Capitol Hill, Jack also worked collaboratively with CEC during many of the IDEA Reauthorizations. At the Summit, he will (Read more...)

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What Every Educator Needs to Know About Coming Changes to Special Education Policy Webinar, Hosted by CEC

CapitolDomeIn this wide-ranging presentation, CEC’s Policy and Advocacy Director, Deborah A. Ziegler, will review and analyze policies currently under discussion, recent changes to policies supported by the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress, and their impact on children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents, including: 

•           ESEA Reauthorization
•           Federal Budget
•           Early Childhood
•           Gifted Education
• (Read more...)

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CEC Joins 811 Organizations Urging Increased Funding for Education

Picture2-300x140The Council for Exceptional Children has been a member of The Committee on Education Funding for decades. The Committee along with the Coalition for Health Funding and the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce jointly sent a letter from 812 organizations urging the Appropriations Committee to restore the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 302 (b) allocation for the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to at least the FY 2010 level of $163.6 billion. 

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Children with Autism in public businesses: A mother’s wishes.

Lauren Swick Jordan blogs at “Lauren-I Don’t Have a Job” about her stay-at-home life (job?) raising two sons, one of whom has Autism. Drawing on news about an airline flight being diverted to remove a family with a child with who has Autism, Ms. Jordan reworked one of her posts into an article that appeared […]
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Sometimes My Job is Pretty Cool! #SecTaylor



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Weekly Question!

We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101 Series? Are you enjoying the series?
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