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It's not going away!

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What is not going away? CASE leadership spend a great deal of time looking at the past, present and the future. Why? — to help our members and colleagues stay in tune with what needs to be done to benefit our students, parents, schools and communities! One of the big discussion points at our Annual Member meeting in Philadelphia was on the "re-invention of Special Education." If you look below at the results of the Poll — 94 percent of you think it needs to be done or at least done in conjunction with general education changes! This adaption of special education in light of the various changes in education in general is not going away. Neither is the Common Core State Standards going away. Neither will political scrutiny of education accountability go away. In fact, we could spend this entire article on listing things that are not going to go away. I will list one more — CASE is not going away! CASE will continue to work with you to discuss, define and develop solutions to help our members' not just stay above the water line but lead in their community, schools, district, and state/province to the best possible outcome for students! Just a couple of resources CASE continues to share with you to assist you in this leading are the new book by the IDEA Partnership, Leading by Convening Blueprint that is now available in both print or online and the various topics on EduTalk Radio. If you are not familiar with EduTalk radio, you might want to start with an archived session done this past week on Common Core in the classroom by Jessica Yates, Ass't Special Ed Director of Midcoast Maine's Regional School Unit # 13. You may remember Jessica was one of the speakers on the Common Core at the CASE 3rd Annual Hybrid conference in February. Jessica also did a preconference workshop in Philadelphia for CEC. To listen to this session, click here. President Laurie VanderPloeg and I will be doing an interview on this radio show on Wednesday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. ET. You can listen to the show live by going to the website or you can listen to the Archived edition.

This is the time of year when personnel decisions bombard our members. Have you checked out the new CASE Career Center? If you haven't visited the CASE interactive job board at the CASE Career Center, now is a good time to do so! With its focus special education administrators and professionals, the CASE Career Center offers members, and school districts, a highly targeted resource for online recruitment. Both members and non-members can use the CASE Career Center to reach qualified candidates. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria, and create an online resume agent to email qualified candidates daily. They also benefit from online reporting providing job activity statistics to track each job posting's return on investment.

For job seekers, CASE Career Center is a free service providing access to employers and jobs in education. In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse or view jobs based on the criteria they find matches their goals best. Job seekers can also post confidentially with confidence or search anonymously by creating a Job Agent. Job Agents notify job seekers via email when jobs matching their criteria are posted eliminating the need to visit their online accounts daily to track new postings. Click here to go to the main site to either learn of new jobs, post your resume, or post your positions. There is a modest fee for posting positions on the site but we believe you will have a greater reach with this dedicated career center on our website — click here to become a job poster.

Have you got a team attending the 12th Annual CASE Educational Legislative Leadership Summit, July 13-16? If not, make sure your state is represented in July. Go to the CASE website to register and click here for the flyer. This year as every year, it is very important for CASE to have as many different states represented up on the Hill for our visit on Tuesday, July 15. There are several really important national issues we will be working on in DC this year with our other association partners. Don't miss this great opportunity. And, with a hotel group rate of $149 at the Hilton Old Town, right across from the King Street Metro stop, this might be a great time to do a D.C. excursion for you and the family! Group rate ends June 17 so click here to make your hotel reservations! Click here to download a flyer.


Luann Purcell
Executive Director

PS ... We had a little "hiccup" with our Poll last week — so we are going to run it again this week. Thank you so much for participating in the poll each week! If you have ideas on what we should be asking, please send to me! more

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