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CEC's Lindsay Jones comments on the estimated $2 billion special education budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.
2013 Yes I Can! Award recipient Michael Kaip inspires others with his passion for sports.
2013 Yes I Can! Award recipient Michael Kaip is one of 13 students in the United States to receive the 2013 Inspiration Award. Congratulations Michael!
This week Newsweek released its top 100 high schools across the country. Topping this list - for the second year in a row - is the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, a public high school located on the campus of Western Kentucky University and led by CEC member, Dr. Julia Link Roberts!
Learn more about CEC's Yes I Can! Award recipient Michael Kaip.
CEC talks about how sequestration will affect special education across the United States.
CEC recently published a list of issues it would like Congress to tackle.
CEC discusses the looming sequestration that will affect special and gifted education across the United States.
Join the May 27 Department of Education discussion on current federal programs and standards for transition, and new and innovative ways to ensure that students with disabilities are graduating college and career ready.
Last week, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, 20 CEC members had the unique opportunity to sit down for a conversation at the U.S. Department of Education to discuss many of the most pressing issues in education, including new teacher evaluation systems and the implementation of college and career ready standards.
Join CEC/TED/HECSE to support IDEA’s Personnel Preparation program, which currently supports approximately 8,000 scholars across the nation a year, all of whom are preparing for a career in special education as teachers, local and state leaders, researchers, and related service personnel.
CEC is looking for stories about the impact of sequestration – not just the amount of education money cut from the budgets, but about the consequences of those budget cuts. Deadline: May 7.
CEC is searching for members to chronicle their teaching experiences on Reality 101, CEC's popular blog for new teachers. With Reality 101 acting as your online journal, your stories will give readers a chance to get to know you, offer advice, cheer you on, and share their own stories. Deadline: June 18.
President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, while containing sizeable increases in public education funding, does little to fulfill the federal government’s commitment to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a pledge made in 1975 and never met.