Tell the Senate - DO NOT Overturn ESSA Regulations!!!!!!!!!
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to overturn the U.S. Department of Education's regulation implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act's (ESSA) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the performance of historically marginalized students, including students with disabilities. Congress has never before voted to overturn an education regulation. The Department issued this regulation after the public, including both educators and students and their families, filed over 21,000 comments. The U.S. Senate will vote soon on whether to follow the House and overturn the regulation. Please WRITE YOUR SENATORS and ask them to vote "No" on House Joint Resolution 57 that would overturn the ESSA accountability regulation and to protect the rights of marginalized students, including students with disabilities.
The ESSA provides states with flexibility in how they identify schools where students are struggling, how they will hold those schools accountable, and how the states will support those schools. But the ESSA also provides strong "guardrails," to ensure that schools actually help students, including students with disabilities, learn and achieve proficiency. The ESSA also requires states to issue a "report card" for every public school in the state, so that parents can make informed decisions about where their children will attend school. 
WRITE YOUR SENATORS! The Senate will vote on whether to overturn the ESSA accountability regulation soon - perhaps as soon as next week.
WRITE YOUR SENATORS and tell them to vote "No" on House Joint Resolution 57!
If you have questions please contact Katie Grady at katieg@cec.sped.org or 703-264-9498. 


2017 CCBD Award Winners

CCBD is proud to announce our 2017 award winners:

Outstanding Leadership Award
Dr. Antonis Katsiyannis

 Outstanding Professional Performance Award
Kimberly Leslie 

 Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award 
Kate Dooley

Regional Teacher of the Year for the Greater New England Area
Jody Colangelo

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 2017 Executive Committee Elections – Open until March 15, 2017 – PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT!

CCBD Executive Committee Elections Are Underway!!! 

All current member of CCBD members will receive a voting ballot in your email (look for an email from John Lloyd).

If you are a current CCBD and do not receive the ballot, please confirm your email in your CEC profile and email Wendy.Oakes@asu.edu





2017 Annual TECBD Conference
On Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth
October 26-28, 2017 Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe Arizona


The Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference invites proposals for the Richard E. Shores Strand in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). The purpose of this annual, recurring event is to showcase current research in an area of critical importance to the field. Below you will see calls for proposals in two topic areas. The academic interventions topic area will be held at the 2017 conference and the implementation science topic area will be held at the 2018 conference.

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Opportunity to Participate in a Research Study

January 25, 2017

Dear CCBD members,

We are pleased to announce a survey study which seeks to determine the college preparation and job support needs of teachers who work with children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).  The study is being conducted by Leroy Smith for his Walden University dissertation.  The researcher invites participation by all teachers of students with Emotional Disturbance, Severe or Serious Emotional Disorders, Behavior Emotional Disabilities, Emotional Impairment, or Emotional Behavior Disorders.

CCBD recognizes the importance of empirical research in advancing efforts to improve educational outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. As a service to our members, CCBD considers requests to link members to surveys as per the guidelines below, both of which have been met for this study.

1. CCBD reviews requests to promote field studies which include the survey to be administered and evidence of IRB approval for the study.

2. CCBD will consider the alignment of field studies with the CCBD mission.

Therefore, the opportunity to participate in this study is made available to you by CCBD; however, endorsements should not be inferred.

If you are willing to provide your opinions to support this important work, please you use the link below to complete the 20 minute survey. The consent form and survey are included in the link.  The link will be accessible until March 24, 2017.  


Mr. Smith appreciates your consideration of supporting this research to inform practices of preparation and support of teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.


Kathleen Lynne Lane, CCBD President

Nick Gage, President Elect

Justin Cooper, Vice President

Wendy Oakes, Past President

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CCBD is calling for nominations for four open Executive Committee positions. Full descriptions of each office are available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


After several years of careful consideration and planning, we are pleased to announce and celebrate the transition of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Journals, Behavioral Disorders (BD) and Beyond Behavior, to the Hammill Institute on Disabilities (a non-profit, public charity).  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


The CCBD Professional Development Committee is proud to partner with the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference to offer exciting new programming at TECBD this year. TECBD will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ October 20-22, 2016. The keynote for this year's conference is CCBD member, Greg Benner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a unanimous opinion in the case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruling in favor of the parents of a Colorado student with autism who indicated that the district did not meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) thereby, denying him a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr who wrote the opinion said, “when all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis’ progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered...

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