IES Releases Grant Competitions in Education and Special Education Research and Training for FY 2016
Wednesday April 15, The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released FY2016 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training. The competitions that were released included:
• Education Research Grants (84.305A);
• Special Education Research Grants (84.324A);
• Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B);
• Research Training Programs in Speci (Read more...)
Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) have shared a new bipartisan draft bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While the bill does include some important provisions that support students with disabilities, the bill does not go far enough. In fact, high ability students and preschool children are ignored in the bill. In addition, provisions and resources for professionals are not sufficient to ensure a well prepared and supported workforce.
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 the bill will be marked up by the Senate Health, Education , Labor, and Pensions Committee. It is expected that the markup will take several days with many amendment (Read more...)
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 National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) will host the webinar, Results Driven Accountability and Intensive Intervention: Using MTSS to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities on Wednesday April 22nd, from 3:00-4:15 EST.
State education agency staff, district leaders, special educators, classroom teachers, interventionists, school psychologists, instructional coaches, and technical assistance provide (Read more...)
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) now has a twitter account. Follow them at ED_Sped_Rehab to get the most up to date news and information from the department.