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Administrator and Teacher Resources

IRIS Center for Training Enhancements (http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/)
IES What Works Clearinghouse (http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/).

Special Education Governmental Agencies, Licensure and Policy Resources

National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education
U.S. Department of Labor – Teachers / Special Education
Career Overview – Special Education
Mass.gov

The Council for Expectional Children Public Policy Unit has put together a variety of resource documents on our Web site for you to download at your leisure. This document can also be accessed on-line at http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/resources.html
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IDEA REAUTHORIZATION

A Timeline for IDEA Reauthorization:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/IDEAReAuthTimeline.pdf
CEC’s Recommendations on House and Senate IDEA Bills: Comparison of House Passed Bill and Senate Bill as Reported Out of Committee Part A and B:http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/IDEA-H+Sside-by-side
CEC’s IDEA Reauthorization Update
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/IDEAUpdate.pdf
CEC’s Preliminary Analysis of S. 1248, the Senate bill to Reauthorize IDEA:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/CECRecommendations_S1248.pdf
CEC’s Summary of H.R. 1350, the House-Passed bill to Reauthorize IDEA:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/HR1350_Summary.pdf
CEC’s Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 1350, the House bill to Reauthorize IDEA: http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/CECRecommendations_HR_1350.pdf
CEC’s IDEA Reauthorization Recommendations : http://www.cec.sped.org/gov/IDEA_reauth_4-2002.pdf
A Summary of CEC’s IDEA Reauthorization Recommendations:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/pp_docs/IDEArecsummaryTalkingPoints1008.doc

APPROPRIATIONS

CEC’s Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Appropriations Chart:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/appropchart.pdf
CEC’s IDEA Full Funding document:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/IDEAFullFunding.pdf
CEC’s FY 2004 Funding Recommendations for IDEA Part D:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/CECfy04PartDrecs.pdf

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

CEC’s Technical Assistance Report on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:http://www.cec.sped.org//pp/OverviewNCLB.pdf
Side-by-Side of the NCLB Act analyzing its implications for special education:http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/NCLBside-by-side.pdf
CEC’s Response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the No Child Left Behind Act: http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/pp_docs/CEC_Resp_to_NCLBnprm1008.doc

ADDITIONAL POLICY INFORMATION

CEC’s Policy on Assessment and Accountability:
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/Assessment-Accountability_Policy.pdf

CEC’s Position Statement on School Vouchers

http://www.cec.sped.org/gov/voucherstatement2003.pdf
CEC’s Response to the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education Report:
http://www.cec.sped.org/spotlight/cec_response/PresCommReport.html

PDF of the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education Report

LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER

CEC’s Legislative Action Center :
http://www.cec.sped.org/pp/LegislativeActionCenter.pdf

PARENT ADVOCACY

Wright's Law

Parent Information at the Massachusetts Department of Education

Federation for Children with Special Needs

JOURNALS

Journal of Special Education Leadership