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.
JANUARY 21, 2014::Professor Perry Zirkel has updated an article that was posted to our webstie last year, Impartial Hearings Under the IDEA: Legal Issues and Answers. The new document highlights changes from the previous document.
JANUARY 3, 2014: With the end of 2013, came the end of NASDSE's long-standing Personnel Improvement Center, which has been a fixture here at NASDSE for the past 10 years. We are sad to announce the retirement of the Center's one and only director, Phoebe Gillespie, but we know that retirement will bring her new opportunities to focus on all those things that traveling around the country for the last ten years has left little time for. Phoebe, NASDSE thanks you for a job well done. For now, the Center's website, www.personnelcenter.org, will remain up, however, it will not be updated as it has been in the past. Even without regular updates, we believe that the website remains a great place for those interested in pursuing a career in special education to start their research.
Also check out the latest document published by the Center, The Federal Investment in Personnel Preparation for Special Educatiors by clicking here.
JANUARY 3, 2014: NASDSE recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on two important issues:
(1) Proposed priorities for charter school initiatives. Click here to read NASDSE's comments.
(2) The Office of Civil Rights (OCR)'s proposed school survey for 2013-14 and 2015-16. Click here to read NASDSE's comments.
OCTOBER 22, 2013: NASDSE recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on two important issues:
(1) The Department's proposed rescission of the use of and alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (the '2%' assessment) and
(2) The Department's proposed strategic plan.
To view the letters, click here.
OCTOBER 18, 2013: NASDSE's Board: At NASDSE's recently concluded 75th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, which took place in Atlanta October 5-8, members chose a new Board of Directors to lead the organization for 2013-14. The Board members are:
Fred Balcom (CA) –President
Richard Henderson (ID) – Secretary-Treasurer
Frank Podobnik (MT) – President-Elect
Colleen Riley (KS) – Past President
Cathy Boshamer (SC) – Member-at-Large
Johnny Collett (KY) – Member-at-Large
Glenna Gallo (UT) – Member-at-Large
Debbie Gay (GA) – Member-at-Large.