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And away we go!
CASE
As you read this article Monday morning, the CASE office will officially be temporarily operating out of San Diego for a week! The CEC convention week is one of our busiest weeks of the year! Robin and I will be finalizing the preparation for our Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, our member/board on Wednesday, our spotlight session and our teacher focused "So you want to become a SPED Administrator?" panel on Thursday, and of course ending Thursday with CASE night at the zoo. CASE always has a great booth on the Expo floor where we become a gathering place as well as a great place to pick up CASE products at a special discount! Then there are all the CEC meetings for our various officers — membership, finance, policy and research! These meetings are attended by all the division leadership and it is a great time to share ideas, learn the ups and downs of organizational needs as well as find ways to better collaborate. All of these actions are to give our members better service! It truly is a busy week and doesn't end until Saturday but we always make great connections, learn lots, and come away better than when we arrived! If you are going to be at CEC, come to our events! Click here to get a one pager with the dates and locations!

Whether you are attending CEC or not, we would like to make a special request for names of those who have passed away since April 1, 2014. Ever year at our annual meeting we acknowledge and honor those members who have passed away during the year in a touching Necrology ceremony, Please take a moment to drop me an email with the person's name, location, subdivision, and any offices/committees they were on over the years. We need to honor those who have served so well. Their names and information will be preserved in our minutes by having this ceremony. Please help us have as complete a list as possible. We will add names at the meeting, but it is always nice to have them ahead of time!

You may not realize it but CASE hasn't increased our membership dues in over 17 year! ... One of the reasons for being able to keep those dues at the same level is we have increased our sales of CASE products and our support from vendors! Vendors support us because they hope their exposure to our members will help you think of them when you have a need for their product. We appreciate your help by letting vendors know you know they are supporting CASE and CASE subdivisions! We all depend on them! So, please let the sponsors for our joint member board member meeting, the Spotlight Session, and CASE Night all know how much you appreciate their support! SCHOLASTIC, Inc.; CATHY SARTAIN INDUSTRIES; MASTER TEACHER; STAR AUTISM; VIZZLE; AND C8SCIENCES.

CEC Policy and Advocacy unit has once again arranged an invitation only Town Hall during the Convention with Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs. The CASE executive committee and members of the CASE Policy and Legislative will be attending. The topic of the town hall is "College and Career Readiness for Children with Disabilities." Your voice will be in that room! Please complete the poll below and let our leaders who will be attending know what your issues are. If you would like to share any additional information, please send your comments to Phyllis Wolfram CASE Policy and Legislative Chair.

Don't forget the CASE Fall Call for Proposals is active and on line! This year we have gone with a totally electronic format and we believe it will be even easier for submitting proposals and follow up on acceptance all the way through submitting bio and handouts! See the article below and follow the directions and links for submission! Click here for a one page intro on the RFP process with directions and a QR code to take you to the website or just go to the CASE website and follow those directions.

Last Week's Poll asked "What does NDD stand for?" The first place answer was Non Designated Dollars at 42 percent. In second place and the CORRECT answer at 33 percent of those answering the poll was Non-Defense Discretionary. Last place with 25 percent of those who answered the poll was the never heard of it answer! I hope you will take the time to go to this website and learn more about NDD as it is impacting your dollars now and could be even more devastating to your programs in the next 10 years if we cannot get Congress to understand the unintended consequences of their budgetary actions! CASE and CEC are members of this coalition, NDD United.

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Announcing the Call for Proposals for the 26th Annual Fall Case Conference on Oct. 29-31at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta
CASE
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the 26th Annual Fall Case Conference on Oct. 29-31 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. The theme will be, "Continuing to Take Care of Business." There will be motivating keynote speakers and presentations aligned to the theme focusing on innovative programming for students with disabilities or procedures for developing successful transformational change. As districts continue to evolve with common core standards, improved statewide assessments, and refined measures of teacher effectiveness, we are looking forward to highlighting successes from the field in these areas.
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How safe is the schoolhouse?
Autism National Committee
The updated 2015 edition of How Safe Is the Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Laws and Policies, written by Jessica Butler, has been published by the Autism National Committee. The report describes and examines state restraint and seclusion statutes, regulations, rules, and policies/guidelines in effect as of March 2015.
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Did you missed the 4th annual Hybrid?
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If you missed the 4th annual Hybrid, you can still get the great content by purchasing the DVD! They will be delivered to you within 4 weeks of the end of the conference. Click here for the Schedule-in Eastern Time, click here for a flyer, and click here to purchase the DVD!
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50 Ways to Test: A look at state summative assessments for 2014-2015
Education Commission of the States
Has the frenzy around Common Core State Standards impacted decisions on which state summative assessments are being administered this year? That's the question on many minds as we approach spring testing time. As many states began adopting college and career ready standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, there became a subsequent need to develop new summative assessments — tests that measure the new skills and knowledge outlined in the new standards.
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Connecting Kids to Coverage
National Alliance for Medicaid in Education
The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education Governmental Affairs & Public Relations Committee, in collaboration with CMS Connecting Kids to Coverage Initiative, is sponsoring a national webinar on Monday, March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The purpose is to discuss ways NAME members and other interested parties can engage in the Campaign and remind families that enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program is open year-round.
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Teacher Educators and Accomplished teachers
Pearson
Pearson is in need of educators to score edTPA! edTPA is designed for the profession by the profession, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation, in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University, to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching that promotes student learning in diverse contexts.
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The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has a twitter account!
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ADHD classroom accommodations: Guide to getting special services (ADDitude Magazine)
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CEC Policy Insider


CEC heads to San Diego for its Annual Convention & Expo
CEC Policy Insider
CEC is gearing up for the Annual Convention & Expo taking place in San Diego, CA from April 8-11. Below, check out all the Public Policy Sessions on a variety of important topics!
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Senate and House resolutions make deep spending cuts to education
CEC Policy Insider
Right before adjuring for its spring recess, both the Senate and the House passed their budget blueprints. Unfortunately, both include massive cuts to education. Budget blueprints set overall spending caps, they do not specify program amounts. Congress will begin this work when it returns in April after negotiating a final version of the budget resolution.
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Using choice to motivate and differentiate
By: Savanna Flakes
Choice is one of the greatest motivators and also one of the most powerful tools in setting up a differentiated classroom. Who doesn't love choose? As adults, we prefer to have choice in our staff book studies, professional development and class schedules. Likewise, choice provides students many options to navigate content and show their mastery of material. Choice boards are one of the greatest strategies I have found to be beneficial in supporting student learning in differentiated classrooms.
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Legislation


Disability-related education complaints trending up
Disability Scoop
Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation's schools. More than 3,900 complaints based on disability were filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights during the 2014 fiscal year, the most recent period for which statistics are available. Though that's somewhat fewer than the department received in 2013, it represents a sharp rise over five years. By comparison, less than 3,000 complaints were filed in 2009.
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In the News


Online course-taking evolving into viable option for special education
Education Week
As new technologies allow digital lessons to be tailored to various learning styles, a growing number of programs are evolving to enable students with disabilities to take online courses created with their needs in mind. While such options are still not readily available for most students in special education, virtual programs are being seen as a means to fill gaps in special education services in cost-effective ways. Some schools are offering online speech therapy classes that feature video interactivity, for instance, while others are turning to digital curricula designed specifically for special education students, rather than trying to adapt existing online courses to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
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Intellectually gifted kids and learning disabilities often go hand in hand
Science 2.0
Mention the terms "intellectual giftedness" and "learning disability" and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However, most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand. Current U.S. research suggests that 14 percent of children who are identified as being intellectually gifted may also have a learning disability. This is compared to about 4 percent of children in the general population. No-one has been able to explain this discrepancy.
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    Report: More states adopting restrictions on restraint and seclusion
    Education Week
    Back in 2010, the House of Representatives passed a bill regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, but it never passed the Senate. However, states are using the language from what was titled the "Keeping All Students Safe Act" to craft their own restrictions on the discipline methods, according to a report compiled by a disability-rights advocate. Jessica Butler, the congressional affairs coordinator for the Autism National Committee, has been tracking the issue since 2009. In 2012, she started publishing her findings in a report, "How Safe is the Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Laws and Policies."
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    Gifted students aren't getting the focus they need
    The Washington Post
    States aren't doing enough to support gifted students, especially those from low-income families — that's the message that the Virginia-based Jack Kent Cooke Foundation sent Tuesday with the release of report cards on state policies for academically talented children. No state received an A. There were plenty of D's and a few F's. But more important than the letter grades are some of the underlying data.
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    A creative aid for dyslexia
    Acton Institute
    Most of us take reading for granted. We learned how to do it when we were very young and we can do it with ease every day. However, for people with dyslexia (as much as 17 percent of the population) reading is a constant struggle. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence, but it makes reading (and therefore learning) difficult.
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    Study: Program reduces bullying by students with disabilities
    Phys.org
    Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a social and emotional learning program, a new study found. More than 120 students with disabilities at two school districts in the Midwest participated in the research, which was part of a larger three-year clinical trial of the widely used social-emotional learning curricula Second Step. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study was led by bullying and youth violence expert Dorothy L. Espelage of the University of Illinois. Co-authors of the study were: Joshua R. Polanin, of Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute, and Chad A. Rose, of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
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    Why kids need to move, touch and experience to learn
    MindShift
    When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. "We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform," said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.
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    Report: How well are American students learning?
    Brookings
    The 2015 Brown Center Report represents the 14th edition of the series since the first issue was published in 2000. It includes three studies. Like all previous BCRs, the studies explore independent topics but share two characteristics: they are empirical and based on the best evidence available. The studies in this edition are on the gender gap in reading, the impact of the Common Core State Standards — English Language Arts on reading achievement, and student engagement.
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    Friendship barriers and solutions for kids with ADHD
    Psychology Today
    Helping children with ADHD learn to get along better with their peers is very difficult. Research shows that medication and reward systems can cut down on their inappropriate behavior, but these changes don't necessarily lead to greater peer acceptance or making friends. Teaching these children social skills in isolation also hasn't proven helpful. Even when children can perform a certain skill perfectly in a clinic or home setting, it doesn't mean they'll remember to use that skill in a relevant situation at school or with a friend.
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