SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: The agenda for NASDSE's 76th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, which will take place October 4-7 in Denver, has been updated. Click here to view the conference agenda.
JULY 25, 2014: NASDSE is proud to announce a short video that explains the Leading by Convening document published by our IDEA Partnership. Click here to view the video.
JULY 16, 2014: Infomation about NASDSE's 2014 Annual Conference as well as draft agenda and online registration form are now available on our website.
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MAY 14, 2014: Professor Perry Zirkel has updated his article, A National Update of Case Law 1998 to the Present Under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA. NASDSE is pleased to share this 2014 update with you. Click here to download.
APRIL 19, 2014: To complement his update on due process hearings, Professor Perry Zirkel has written an analysis of trends in due process hearings. Please click here to read and download a copy of his new analysis.
APRIL 3, 2014: Educators from Kansas and Michigan produced a video about the Multi-Tier Systems of Supports (MTSS) in their states. The video provides a description of MTSS, lessons learned from implementation and data to demonstrate student progress. This is a follow up from a presentation done at the NASDSE annual conference in Atlanta in October, 2013. Please click here to view the video.
APRIL 3, 2014: NASDSE's IDEA Partnership Publishes New Document on Leading by Convening: For more than 15 years, NASDSE's IDEA Partnership has been working across groups and building learning partnerships around critical issues. NASDSE is continuing to advance this work using this new tool from the IDEA Partnership, Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement.
This resource was developed by stakeholders for state education agencies and local districts to harness the incredible power of engagement. In the Blueprint, stakeholders have told us how they want to be engaged as allies in practice change. They invite us to involve them and use their deep and durable connections to make change stick!
The Blueprint can be downloaded from the IDEA Partnership's website at http://www.ideapartnership.org/building-connections/the-partnership-way.html. Information for purchasing hard copies of the document can be found here: http://www.ideapartnership.org/documents/NovUploads/Blueprint%20USB/Order%20Form%20Leading%20by%20Convening.pdf.
APRIL 3, 2014: NASDSE has written a letter to Rep. Kline, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Committee and Rep. George Miller, the ranking member of the Committee, in support of new, bipartisan charter school legislation introduced on April 1st. NASDSE is particularly pleased that this bill calls on charter schools to work to both enroll and retain students with disabilities. This legislation represents a bipartisan commitment to this issue. For a copy of the letter, click here.
MARCH 25, 2014: Professor Perry Zirkel has updated one of his earier articles, Longitudinal Trends in Impartial Hearings under the IDEA. The new document includes an informative appendix in addition to the updated article. The new document highlights changes from the previous document for easy reviewing.
FEBRUARY 5, 2014: At its January 30-31 Board of Directors Meeting, the NASDSE Board appointed John Eisenberg, Director of Special Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia to the NASDSE Board of Directors to fill a vacancy made by the resignation of Cathy Boshamer.
FEBRUARY 5, 2014: At its January 30-31 Board of Directors Meeting, the NASDSE Board adopted a Government Relations Agenda for 2014. View the Agenda here.