NCLB & IDEA Updates from AUCD
From the April 2, 2007 edition of AUCD's Legislative News in Brief:
The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing concerning NCLB and students with disabilities last Thursday. Witnesses included Jane Rhyne (Assistant Superintendent, Programs for Exceptional Children), Rebecca Cort (Deputy Commissioner, New York State Education Department, Office for Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities), Rachel Quenemoen (Senior Research Fellow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota), Michael Hardman (Dean-Designate, College of Education, University of Utah), and William Henderson (Principal, The O’Hearn Elementary School). Issues raised during questioning included universal design, growth models, and assessments. AUCD signed on to a letter supporting the addition of legislative language concerning universal design and new language supporting use of positive behavioral supports in the reauthorization of NCLB.
AUCD signed on to a letter in support of a bill (H.R. 821) to fully fund IDEA to the promised 40% of the National Average per Pupil Expenditure for every child in special education. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Van Hollen (D-MD), Ferguson (R-NY), and (D-OR) Hooley.Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
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