CEC Announces Danielle M. Kovach, Ed.D., as 2021 President-ElectKey Considerations for Special Educators and the Infants, Children, and Youth They Serve as Schools ReopenEducation Organizations Call for Focus on Most Vulnerable Students in Wake of COVID-19 PandemicMessage About Racism and InequityCEC Statement on Report Recommending Waivers Under Key Education LawsCEC Partners With DC Charter Schools to Support Educators of Students With Exceptionalities Through Innovative Training InstituteCEC Reacts to New US Department of Education GuidanceCEC Calls for Relief During COVID CrisisA Message on COVID-19: Supporting Students with ExceptionalitiesCEC’s Letter to Congress Applauding Appropriators for Acknowledging Educator Shortage CrisisWebsite Service Outage on Dec. 3-4CEC Names Chad Rummel, M.Ed., Executive DirectorCEC’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts Education Introduces the Journal of Arts and Special Education (JASE)CEC’s Letter to Chair Scott and Ranking Member Foxx in Response to the College Affordability ActCEC TV Returns in 2020 to Cover the CEC 2020 Convention and ExpoCEC Launches Executive Director Search With Sterling Martin Associates and Board of DirectorsJoint Statement on Maintaining the Least Restrictive Environment Requirements of IDEANearly 300 Advocates Stormed Capitol Hill at the 2019 Special Education Legislative SummitDawn Rowe Named Academic Editor of CEC TEACHING Exceptional Children JournalPilot Program Supports First-Year Special Education TeachersMichigan Administrator Tapped to Oversee Federal Special Education ProgramsA New Policy on MaltreatmentA New Policy on MaltreatmentCEC Announces General Session Speakers: Speakers will focus on Social-Emotional Learning and InclusionCEC Denounces the Use of Federal Funds to Purchase Guns to Arm TeachersTask force launched to develop ECSE standardsNew Video Series Uses Real Classroom Demonstrations of High-Leverage PracticesSenator Cory Booker Inspires Special Education Advocates Before They Storm Capitol HillDawn Roe Named Academic Editor of CEC TEACHING Exceptional Children JournalSpecial Education Advocates from 46 States Storm Capitol HillA Look Into Your Organization: A Financial Snapshot of CECSpecial Education Essential to School Safety ConversationCEC Partners with Indiana IEP Resource Center for CEC 2019President’s Proposed 2019 Budget Hurts Students and Teachers, Especially Children with ExceptionalitiesCEC Partners with Indiana CASE for CEC 2019 CEC Opposes Arming TeachersCEC Opposes Delay of Disproportionality RegulationsThe FY 2019 Budget Proposal Undermines Public EducationThousands of special educators gather in Tampa for CEC 2018Board Takes Action to Strengthen CEC LeadershipWhy Special Educators Really Leave the ClassroomRacial Disparities in Special EducationTeacher shortage cannot be solved by hiring more unqualified teachersTrump Special Ed Pick Earns Senate ApprovalCEC Applauds White House Nominee for OSERSIllinois teacher shortage reflects nationwide challenge Technology seeks to preserve fading skill: Braille literacyCEC 2017 Election ResultsMinority Students Missing Out on Speech and Language Services, Study FindsCEC and ATIA partner to deliver resources to special educatorsWhat should special education teachers know and be able to do?A special message from the presidentSpecial Education Advocates to Storm Capitol HillA new approach to revolutionize special educator preparationCEC President Mikki Garcia on Fiscal Year 2018 BudgetDepartment of Education releases proposed budgetCEC President says, “We will never back down.”Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Convention Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Convention CEC President on budgetDisability Advocates Warn Against Overturning Education RulesWhite House Hosts Special Education Administrator at Listening SessionCEC President Mikki Garcia on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVosCEC’s Letter to FULL Senate on DeVos Confirmation VoteCEC’s Letter to Support the Continued Delay for DeVos NominationCEC’s Letter Requesting Delay of DeVos ConfirmationCEC’s Letter on DeVos Senate Confirmation HearingDiscrimination in gifted education referralsSchool choice can come at a costStates Beef Up School Counseling CorpsFAPE case draws attentionSAT accommodations easier to getBetsy DeVos tapped for education secretaryUniversal screening for gifted programsNew measures needed for teacher evaluationsDiplomas for students with disabilitiesFlaws in special education enrollment studiesGOP lawmakers oppose ESSA spending rulesEffects of speech difficulties on literacyNew standards improve outcomesService Dog Center Stage in Major Special Education CaseNational Disability Employment Awareness MonthPersonnel Development Grants Awarded4 ways ESSA will change how schools serve ELL studentsEducation Department Aims To Improve Transition OutcomesEd. Dept. Seeks to Halt Texas’ Special Education Enrollment BenchmarkThe U.S. Department of Education releases guidance on students with ADHDNew report by the U.S. Department of Education shows 29 states need help meeting the requirements of IDEA Ryleigh, a 2016 Yes I Can Award recipient, is featured on FOX 4 as a Young AchieverPresident Obama appoints CEC member David Chard to National Board for Educational SciencesReport shows parents of students with disabilities support vouchers2016 Yes I Can Award recipient Paloma Rambana in People magazineCEC member is finalist for National Teacher of the Year ESSA committee agrees on testing rulesMeasuring students’ emotional skillsDisability groups want to hear candidates’ viewsCEC author Hamblet’s Time.com piece on building organizational skillsObama proposes final budgetMeet CEC’s new presidentSupreme Court Seeks Input on Special Education Service Animal CaseSpecial Education is Really Tough: A RoundupCEC President James P. Heiden on the Senate passage of ESSADisability groups condemn NEA president over perceived slursOSEP’s Melody Musgrove to step down by end of yearIEPs must be aligned to grade-level standards, says new federal guidanceDepartment of Education celebrates 40 years of IDEACEC 2015 Elections ResultsResponse to Intervention challenges focus of new federal studyBehind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing PaperworkSesame Street’s New Brand of Autism EducationNAEP scores for students with disabilities show wide achievement gapChildren who lose autism diagnosis subject of new researchUniversity of Virginia faculty members named co-editors of Exceptional ChildrenIt’s fine for districts to ‘say dyslexia,’ according to new Ed. Dept. guidanceSpecial education flexibility spending focus of GAO reportReducing special education lawsuits may mean focusing on certain states, not IDEAGifted education for underrepresented students gets $4 million federal boostJustice Department weighs in on Kentucky restraint caseYoung Adults with Disabilities: Moving from “Struggler” to “Navigator”Arne Duncan stepping down as Education SecretarySeattle settles lawsuit over ed-tech accessChicago plans new round of special education staff cutsCEC Member Roberts is Distinguished Educator in KentuckyCEC mentioned in EdWeek piece on proposed budget cutsDOE releases toolkit to help schools serve ELLsCEC calls on Congress to raise spending caps and end sequestrationTechnical assistance for child welfare programsInclusive preschools focus of new federal guidanceADHD evaluations driven mainly by parents, not educators, says CDC reportRep. John Kline to retire; lawmaker supported increased IDEA fundingEducation Department alters testing requirement for students with disabilitiesCo-teaching for rookies: Classroom organization and managing detailsCo-teaching for rookies: Building trust and looking at the bigger pictureHandcuffing of students prompts ACLU lawsuitCEC service outage – Friday, July 31DOE says autism treatment should include all needed therapiesOSEP releases policy documents on education of children with disabilitiesIncreased autism prevalence: untangling the causesEducation Department celebrates ADA’s 25th anniversaryWhat we (don’t) know about ELLs and special educationESEA reauthorization bills pass House, SenateMore states meet requirements for federal special education rating systemNew report on assessment results for students with disabilitiesStudy on minorities in special education raises concernsDOE awards $12.8 million in special education personnel preparation grantsCEC Past President Marilyn Friend quoted in EdWeek articleDEC position statement on leadership in early childhoodState of Preschool 2014 report releasedDOE seeks comments on inclusive early childhood programsCEC urges Appropriations Committee to increase education fundingDOE releases guidance package for Title IX coordinatorsCEC President Jim Heiden quoted on Yahoo.comCEC tells Senate to support students with exceptionalities in ESEACongressional resolutions make deep cuts to education spendingGovernment workgroup on transition develops interagency strategyDOE announces access to on-demand videos for students with sensory impairmentsCEC Member is an Education Week Leader to Learn FromCEC urges House to reject ESEA billModest increases for special education in White House budgetCEC at the U.S. Department of EducationState of the Union Highlights Education ImprovementsDOE Sec. Duncan’s vision for ESEAJoint guidance on access for English language learnersCongress increases funding for special and gifted educationDOE and DOJ issue joint guidance on communication accessLandmark Case Confirming ‘Zero Reject’ Rule Marks 25 YearsMost states’ K12 funding less than before recessionNominations open for Toyota Family Teacher of the Year AwardDOE offers guidance on supporting communications needsOSEP opens two awards for applicationsCEC membership-wide election resultsMost states’ K12 funding less than before recessionCEC Applauds Apple Technology GrantsDOE Expands Guidance on BullyingCEC Board Appointees AnnouncedNational Bullying Prevention MonthSupport a Strong Start for America’s Kids October is National Bullying Prevention MonthOSEP opens two awards for applicationHow technology affects students emotional understandingIt’s August…do you know where your members of Congress are?CEC calls for end to racial, ethnic disparities in special ed CRPD moves to Senate floorDept. of Ed launches 50-state teacher equity planKristin Sayeski named editor of TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC)Announcing the candidate slate for the 2015 Board of Directors ElectionCEC Hosts CEEDAR Center Partner MeetingJim Heiden is new CEC president electCEC in the Wall Street JournalCEC’s National Legislative Conference on EduTalk Radio EC study shows even minimal reading skills help students with low IQ succeedNew improvements to Workforce Investment Act would aid individuals with disabiltiiesCEC-supported provisions in charter school legislationKey research bill includes CEC recommendationsCEC mourns passing of Fred WeintraubLawmakers press Duncan for more special education fundingFederal officials share high expectations for students with disabilities at CEC 2014Charter school legislation strengthens requirements for students with disabilitiesRace to the Top Progress ReportsCEC in Ed Week on UDL and online testingCEC-supported legislation introduced to fully fund IDEACEC Author Interview on High School-to-College TransitionCEC’s Response to President’s FY15 Budget ProposalCEC on restraint and seclusionCEC Opposes Proposed Voucher LegislationCEC Today interview with new NCSER Commissioner Dr. Joan McLaughlinCEC’s Response to President’s State of the Union AddressJoin CEC, Lawmakers in Urging President Obama to Invest in IDEACEC unveils new evidence-based practice standardsCEC advocacy pays off in more Gifted fundingDisablity advocate Congressman George Miller to retireCEC attends unveiling of new discipline resourceCEC in Ed WeekNews ContentCEC survey on budget cut impact in the newsLearn more about CEC’s new executive director. Early childhood legislation may expand preK accessCEC on EduTalk RadioCEC in Disability ScoopReport shows worsening achivement gapCEC President at Committee for Education FundingCEC on Houston Public Radio Federal shutdown’s effects on programs for students with disabilitiesCEC in PoliticoCEC’s Education Research Act RecommendationsTell Congress: All children deserve fully prepared teachersCEC on Nevada Public RadioAlexander T. Graham is named CEC’s new executive directorCEC applauds 2% decisionJoin a CEC Committee – 2014 CEC Committee Leadership OpportunitiesSummer Leadership InstitutesThanks for lending your voice to the HR5 debateCandidates for the 2014 Board of DirectorsStatement on Education Appropriations Subcommittee billCEC names Tillipman interim executive directorCEC’s response to NCTQ studyTALENT Act aims to close excellence gap, charts new course for high-ability studentsCEC comments on sped personnel shortage in MNDisability Scoop: Special Education Could Face $2 Billion In CutsUSA Today: Michael Kaip Helps Others put Dreams in MotionMandan Senior Surprised With Inspiration AwardPolicy Insider: New DSM-5 Officially Released!Policy Insider: Have You Joined the Conversation for Change Yet? Join Today and Make Your Voice HeardPolicy Insider: Teacher Appreciation Week Brings CEC Members to U.S. Department of Education Policy Insider: Tell Congress How Your Preparation Program Helped You Become a Great EducatorPolicy Insider: CEC Member’s Leadership Recognized in Newsweek…Again! Policy Insider: CEC Member’s Leadership Recognized in Newsweek…Again! Free Virtual Event on May 7 to Celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayFree Virtual Event on May 7 to Celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayTune In to See U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a Live WebcastTune In to See U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a Live WebcastPolicy Insider: Calling all Stories About the Impact of Sequestration! Policy Insider: Calling all Stories About the Impact of Sequestration! Are You a New Teacher? Apply Today to be a Reality 101 Blogger for the 2013-14 School Year!CEC Member Alex Lopes Honored at White House as a Teacher of the YearEducation Week: Group Releases Draft of CCSS Test Accommodations, Open for Public CommentCEEDAR Center to Host Free Introductory Webinar April 16President’s Education Budget has few Increases for SpEdPolicy Insider: President’s Budget Proposal Includes Few Increases for Special EducationEducation Week: Scant Increase for Special Education in President’s Proposed BudgetResponse to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across StatesEducation Week: Response to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across StatesFormer GABR Star Receives International Award for LeadershipCEC in Education Week: Congress Tweaks State Special Education Spending MandatesCEC-endorsed bill focuses on teacher development, closing the “excellence gap”Niles is New Assistant Executive Director, Professional Development ServicesCEC in Disability Scoop: Disability Cuts Could Be Here To StayPolicy Insider: Sequester Begins. Specifics on Special Education Cuts are Clear.CEC in Education Week: Special Education Advocates Release Public Policy AgendaFree Webinar: Teachers for the 21st Century: Using Evaluation to Improve TeachingPolicy Insider: CEC/CCBD Congressional Testimony Proposes 4-Point Plan to Address School Safety Policy Insider: CEC Announces Public Policy Agenda for the 113th CongressCEC in Disability Scoop: As Cuts To Special Education Loom, Congress Takes BreakPolicy Insider: Budget, Early Childhood and Higher Education Feature Prominently in SOTUPolicy Insider: Will President Obama Address Education in the State of the Union?Submit Comment on CAEP Standards Starting Feb. 15CEC Executive Director Bruce A. Ramirez to RetireJohn F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts call for presentations due Feb. 8.CEC in Education Week: Top K-12 Leader in Congress Sets Retirement DateCEC Quoted on NBCNews.com.CEC in USA TODAY: White House: Schools Must Open Sports to DisabledNew Political Cycle Brings Turnover at White House, Disability CouncilCEC in Education Week: Crush of Education Laws Await Renewal in CongressVeteran Special Educator Christy Chambers is New President of CECPolicy Insider: CEC Attends White House Discussion on Sandy Hook Elementary School TragedyCEC in Disability Scoop: Disability Programs Still Vulnerable After ‘Fiscal Cliff’ DealPolicy Insider: Applications for ED Teacher Ambassador Fellowship Now OpenSpecial Ed. Coalition Finds Flaws in Report on School Staff SurgeCEC Signs Statement on Sandy Hook Shooting: the Priority is to Keep Our Children SafeRead CCBD’s Response to the Sandy Hook Tragedy and CEC’s Interview with the CCBD President.Conn. School Shootings Unleashed Attack on Disabilities, TooRead Education Week’s coverage of CEC Panel on Teacher Evaluation.CEC’s Revised Special Education Teacher Preparation Standards AvailableU.S. Senate Votes Down U.N. Convention on Persons with DisabilitiesCEC Member Michael George’s Argument for PBIS on ABC NewsDisability Rights, Access to Education Vary Around the WorldQuality Controls Lacking for D.C. Schools Accepting Federal VouchersCEC Policy and Advocacy Team Receives Martha J. Fields Award of ExcellenceCEC Releases New Position on Special Education Teacher EvaluationStates Must Tread Cautiously on Evaluations of Special Ed. TeachersCommon Adaptive Tests to Address Special NeedsNew Center Established to Develop Effective Special EducatorsStopgap Spending Measure Deals With Highly Qualified Teacher IssueYoung, Gifted and NeglectedAcademic success in special education not linked to spending, study findsAlexa Posny Leaves OSERS; CEC Recognizes Her Leadership, DedicationAt Senate Hearing, Witnesses Offer Alternatives to Restraints, SeclusionCEC Supports U.S. Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCEC Hosts Briefing on Capitol HillFederal Special Education Budget Gets Initial BoostSpecial Education Directors Fear Potential Budget CutsOpen Letter on Special Education ResearchCEC Calls on Department of Education to Change Definition of ‘Evidence-Based’ in State Personnel Development Grant ProgramEastern Michigan University Student Receives Call from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne DuncanStandards Open the Door for Best Practices from Special EducationU.S. Department of Education Sponsors Research Roundtable with CEC MembersCEC Joins White House Dialogue on Education of Students with DisabilitiesJoin CEC for White House Dialogue on Education for Students with DisabilitiesCEC Calls for a Greater Investment in Core Programs in FY13 BudgetNCLB Waivers Announced, States and U.S. DOE Committed to Serving Students with DisabilitiesCEC Agrees with the President: Teachers Matter!