AUGUST 27, 2015: NASDSE is pleased to share this short video https://vimeo.com/101330903 featuring our colleagues who have endorsed NASDSE's Leading by Convening initiative. You can access the Leading by Convening document here.
AUGUST 19, 2015: In conjunction with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), NASDSE undertook a series of collaborative initiatives to both inform and highlight collaboration at the state level between state education agencies and protection and advocacy agencies. Our organizations each surveyed our members and then hosted webinars for members highlighting collaboration at the state level. A summary of the surveys and webinars has been compiled in the document, NDRN & NASDSE Collaboration Survey Results. Embedded in the document are links to the webinars, a transcript of each webinar and the PowerPoint presentations. Click here to read and download the report.
AUGUST 11, 2015: The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is seeking to hire a Director of Special Education. The director will lead and direct policy development and implementation of special education activities within the state. The director will serve as the designated representative of MDE to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), provide advice and counsel to the Education Commissioner and the MDE Executive Team, and manage fiscal and human resources in the division. For more information and to apply, please click here.
JULY 16, 2015: Registration is now open for NASDSE's 77th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, which will take place in Baltimore, October 3-6. Click here to see the Conference Announcement (contains information about the conference, hotel accomodations, etc.). Click here to register.
APRIL 14, 2015: NASDSE submitted a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today as the Committee begins to debate the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Click here to read the letter.
FEBRUARY 25, 2015: At its winter board meeting February 11-13, 2015, the NASDSE Board of Directors adopted a Government Relations Agenda for NASDSE for 2015. Click here to read the agenda.
FEBRUARY 2, 2015: NASDSE submitted a letter to Senator Alexander on his proposed legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Click here to read NASDSE's letter.