As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated – including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities. The Department issued guidance in the form of a letter to educators detailing public schools’ responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the bullying of students with disabilities. If a student with a disability is being bullied, federal law requires schools to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the issue and, as neces (Read more...)
I’ve been extremely overly busy. It’s not something I like, but it’s necessary since I am in a building phase. I chose my current job so I can grow and that is exactly what I’m doing. I’ve grown so much since August. I now know how to open & close an IEP, since I am the IEP Case Manager. It’s funny (not ha!ha! funny) that I did not have to do many things in the IEP since I was only a participant, not a case manager. Now that I’m an IEP Case Manager, I have to open & close the IEP and do everything in between. I also have to teach my students and push-in to their other classes to help them, meet with the other campus next door, a (Read more...)
The End of Bullying Begins with Me is the message to remember during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort to encourage everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use year-round, but especially during October, to inspire, educate, and inform. CEC continues to partner with PACER Center on this important issue.
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? On (Read more...)
New Leaders and Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership released Great Principals at Scale Report
New Leaders and the Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership (AREL) launched the Conditions for Effective Leadership Project and partnered with leading researchers and practitioners to generate a comprehensive and research-based framework outlining the conditions necessary for transformational school leaders to succeed. Based on results from the Conditions for Effective Leadership Project, which included more than 20 education and leadership experts brought together by the Bush Institute and New Leaders, Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions That Enable All Principals to Be Effective offers a framework of conditions that can help districts enab (Read more...)