Monday, October 12, 2015
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Monday, September 28, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Have you ever wondered about the inside story behind the passage of the No Child Left Behind law? I came across an oral history that you might find interesting. Check it out here.
Congress is currently debating the long overdue reauthorization of ESEA as we used to, and may once again, call the education law. Here is a Huffington Post story on the upcoming conference committee. Here is the Department of Education's page on the reauthorization. Here is a look at the money being spent on it.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Feds Release Guidance on Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs #inclusion
The federal departments of Education and Health & Human Services issued guidance yesterday urging early learning programs to adopt inclusion of children with disabilities. The guidance urges school districts, states, lead agencies and other providers to ensure that children with disabilities receive high quality early learning programs in an inclusive setting.
The policy statement asserts that "...Children with disabilities and their families continue to face significant barriers to accessing inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, and too many preschool children with disabilities are only offered the option of receiving special education services in settings separate from their peers without disabilities."