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Tool of the Week

  • Progress monitoring is essential for teachers who want to ensure their lessons respond to student needs and achievement. To make sure you cover your data collection and progress-monitoring bases without taking valuable time away from teaching, this weeks FREE tool is a set of steps to help co-teachers divide and conquer the data collection monster. ...
  • Writing is a multifaceted process that requires multifaceted supports. To help you support student writing, this weeks FREE tool is a table full of tips for teaching the writing process. What are your students barriers to writing? How can you help to circumvent those barriers? Can technology help? The table addresses these questions and more. ...
  • Some children need extra support learning and practicing positive behavior, but that doesnt mean all students cant benefit from behavior-centered lessons. This weeks FREE tool is a sample classroom matrix intended to help you build behavior-centered lesson plans for your entire class. Use the sample as a guide to fill in your own routines and ...
  • Weather this time of year can be unpredictable―will it be hot, cold, sunny, snowing?  What a great time to introduce a science and literacy lesson centered around the weather! This weeks FREE tool is a lesson plan about weather forecasting for students K–3 that will get your students thinking for themselves about the days precipitation. ...


Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The Council for Exceptional Children joins national education groups representing principals, superintendents, parents and other civic organizations for Public Schools Week, March 12-16, 2018, which celebrates the achievements our public schools are making in this country and the critical roles they play in developing future generations of successful students. “Public schools and public school educators play a significant role in the lives of children and youth with exceptionalities. CEC supports all public educators and specifically special educators and early interventionists who ensure a free and appropriate public education and early intervention services by providing a quality continuum of program and...
  • The National Council on Disability (NCD) announces current board member Neil Romano, of Orlando, Florida, as its new Chairman. Previous Chairperson Clyde Terry remains on the Council as a member. Mr. Romano’s designation as Chairman of the Council was made official by the White House on February 26. No further changes to the Council were made and existing presidential appointees have been asked to stay. “I am honored to serve the Council and the community in this new role. Policymakers are faced with daunting policy challenges in the near term, and many of these challenges stand to have incredible impact...

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