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  • Alpy2@aol.com
    This education update is courtesy of the March 15, 2010 edition of the AUCD Legislative News in Brief: Education The Obama Administration has released its
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 16 2:28 PM
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      This education update is courtesy of the March 15, 2010 edition of the AUCD Legislative News in Brief:
       

      Education

      The Obama Administration has released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to help states raise expectations of students and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The blueprint provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college. Although the Administration acknowledges that the primary funding for programs that support students with disabilities is through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it promises that its proposal will “increase support for the inclusion and improved outcomes of students with disabilities.” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to discuss the blueprint when he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee during its hearing on ESEA reauthorization Wednesday, March 17.

       

      Sec. Duncan announced Monday that he will ramp up equity and enforcement activities in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Specific OCR activities include issuing guidance letters to school districts and postsecondary institutions around issues of fairness and equity; conducting compliance reviews to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities, such as college-prep curriculum or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes; and reviewing disciplinary policies of districts and schools to ensure that they are administered fairly. Additionally, OCR will be collecting data on the use of restraint and seclusion as part of its civil rights data collection procedures in 2009-2010.

       
       
      Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
      Volunteer Co-Webmaster, Our Children Left Behind (http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com) (IDEA & NCLB reauthorization)
    • Alpy2@aol.com
      This education update is courtesy of the March 15, 2010 edition of the AUCD Legislative News in Brief: Education The Obama Administration has released its
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 16 4:14 PM
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        This education update is courtesy of the March 15, 2010 edition of the AUCD Legislative News in Brief:
         

        Education

        The Obama Administration has released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to help states raise expectations of students and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The blueprint provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college. Although the Administration acknowledges that the primary funding for programs that support students with disabilities is through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it promises that its proposal will “increase support for the inclusion and improved outcomes of students with disabilities.” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to discuss the blueprint when he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee during its hearing on ESEA reauthorization Wednesday, March 17.

         

        Sec. Duncan announced Monday that he will ramp up equity and enforcement activities in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Specific OCR activities include issuing guidance letters to school districts and postsecondary institutions around issues of fairness and equity; conducting compliance reviews to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities, such as college-prep curriculum or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes; and reviewing disciplinary policies of districts and schools to ensure that they are administered fairly. Additionally, OCR will be collecting data on the use of restraint and seclusion as part of its civil rights data collection procedures in 2009-2010.

         
         
        Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
        Volunteer Co-Webmaster, Our Children Left Behind (http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com) (IDEA & NCLB reauthorization)
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