Current Special/Gifted Education Issues

Public Policy Resources

CEC's Public Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress
CEC has unveiled its 2013–2015 policy agenda, outlining the major legislation its Policy and Advocacy Services Unit will work on to further the education of children with disabilities and gifts and talents.

CEC Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children
CEC's 2013 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children provides budgetary recommendations for funding programs for the United States' seven million children with disabilities and/or giftedness. The Federal Outlook is designed to explain to lawmakers and their staff the critical need for funding programs for children with disabilities and/or giftedness. Contributions made by special educators and school districts help put a human touch on these abstract concepts.

CEC’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Chart
Take a look at this chart to find out more about Federal funding for special and gifted education programs, including the Obama Administrations request, CEC’s recommendations and past funding levels. Fiscal Year Appropriations Chart 2015