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Don't miss out on quality professional development!
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Facebook CASE works hard to provide you quality professional development in as many different formats, prices and content as possible. From making sure you know about the free, quality, ready to use collections/resources on the IDEA Partnership website on such critical areas as Common Core, Assessment, RTI, Autism, Cradle to College, etc to designing a one of a kind content plus advocacy summit in July in Washington, D.C. When you think about it right now you can get free resources, register for a hands on, current issues, advocacy experience, purchase a CD-ROM with 23 hours of professional development on three different hot topics that you can use with as many people as you wish as often as you wish, or you can save the date for our traditional fall conference. All of these options are offered to you because of the input you provide to your leadership. If there is something you think CASE needs to be providing you, let us know.

So as a reminder, you can still get the CD-ROM of the entire CASE Winter Hybrid Conference? Three days of intense professional development that you can show in groups as often as you want in as many different segments as you wish ... or check it out to individuals for them to use at their leisure. No travel, no additional expense and you can use it as often as you wish.

Daily Themes:
  • Applying Virtual Education
  • Integrated Education for ALL
  • Re-Inventing/Re-Booting SPED
Featuring:
  • Virtual Education: Jeff Jacobson, Matt Wicks, and Bennett Rodick
  • MTSS: Drs. George Batsche, Judy Elliott, and Neil Guthrie
  • SPED Evolved: Drs. Steve Kukic, Melody Musgrove, and Alexa Posny
For CASE members, the price for the 23 hours of PD is only $425. To order your three CD-ROMs now, click here.

Thank you!
Thank you to those of you who participated in our first weekly poll last week. The vast majority of you consider your primary role as special education administrator. No surprises there but let's see what we find out this week.

Thank you also to those of you who are sending job postings for our added site for job postings. We appreciate your interaction with our weekly update and please remember to forward to those of your colleagues you feel would benefit from the information.

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Advocacy = student success!
CASE
If you really want to make a difference, then you need to register now for the 11th Annual CASE Legislative Leadership Seminar, July 14-17. This annual seminar will reinforce the importance of one added to a strong voice. Last year 78 CASE members from 25 different states met with their senators and representatives to discuss the issues concerning students with disabilities. We need your voice. We will be at a different hotel this year — the Hilton Alexandria Old Town — just across the street from the King Street Metro Station. For more information and links to both the hotel and seminar registration, go to the CASE website.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  System 44

System 44 Next Generation is the new foundational reading program for your most challenged readers in Grades 3–12+. System 44 Next Generation is proven to help students master the foundational reading skills required for success with the Common Core through explicit instruction in comprehension and writing and a personalized learning progression driven by technology. System 44 was developed to ensure that students with unique learning challenges have the necessary support and scaffolds to address their specific needs. Learn More.
 


Job Posting


Let CASE post your job positions
CASE
CASE will be glad to post job positions each week — Please send to Luann Purcell, executive director by Tuesday of each week for posting the next week. It should be about a paragraph in length but you can attach a PDF document that interested persons can then click through to for more information or you can provide a URL link for the same purpose. Please indicate at what date the post should be pulled not to exceed 6 weeks.
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Positions
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, a national not-for-profit organization, seeks an executive director to lead and guide activities that fulfill its mission to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families and their communities by supporting its members in research, education, health and service activities. AUCD is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities and family members. It has an annual budget of approximately $5 million and employs a staff of 21. For additional detailed information, click here and visit www.aucd.org.


Special education postings for La Porte Community School Corporation (Indiana) include Special Education Teacher, Community Based Teacher, Psychologist and HS teacher — in some instances, the posting will indicate the date for application is passed but these positions are still open — please contact Janet Kelly, So. La Porte County Special Education Co-op 219-324-3287.


Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a private post-secondary residential school for young adults with a love of music who have learning, cognitive or developmental disabilities, is seeking a new executive director. Located in South Hadley, Mass., the academy uses a strength-based, music-infused curriculum to promote gains in self-efficacy as well as to cultivate performing arts abilities. www.berkshirehills.org.

The executive director will lead the school, oversee staff and programs, and be responsible for fiscal health and fundraising. Requires experience working with individuals with disabilities, management and fundraising experience.

For more details, click here. Send cover, resume and salary history to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.


Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education (G-CASE) Executive Director
Qualifications:
The G-CASE Executive Board is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a personal commitment to serving and supporting educational leaders in their service to students with disabilities.

Click here for more information.



CEC Policy Insider


Calling all stories about the impact of sequestration
CEC Policy Insider
CEC is looking for stories about the impact of sequestration — not just the amount of education money cut from the budgets of districts, schools and states, but about the consequences of those budget cuts — layoffs, reduction or changes in services, fewer children/students served, etc. As many of you know, the sequestration cuts came about as part of Congress's approach to the deficit, and include a 5 oercent across-the-board cut to all education funding, including IDEA.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
BEST TEACHERS KNOW WHAT WORKS!

RESCUE THE STUDENTS NOW (GRADES K-2) and
THE SEVEN PHASES OF SPELLING (GRADES 2-6)

Structured, sequential, step-by-step, time saving instruction in:
READING, SPELLING, PENMANSHIP,
COMPOSITION, COMPREHENSION


Enhance your current curriculum or use independently to increase students’ success. See more on the web-link below.
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Tune in to see US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a live webcast
CEC Policy Insider
View a live webcast by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as he gives the keynote address for the 66th National Seminar of the Education Writers Association. Topics will include the federal waivers for the No Child Left Behind Act as well as what's up next for the reauthorization of this law as Duncan discusses the future of federal education reform and the new directions the U.S. Department of Education will take in the next couple of years. The secretary will take questions from the reporters attending the event following his speech.
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US Department of Education publishes blueprint for RESPECT
CEC Policy Insider
Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Education launched a national dialogue with classroom teachers about the challenges and aspirations of America's teachers. CEC hosted a RESPECT roundtable, at its annual convention in 2012 in Denver.
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FEATURED ARTICLE
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Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills
eSchool News
The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than simply making sure networks can handle the extra bandwidth constraints and that schools have enough devices for every student.

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Special education programs needed, but who should pay for them?
Duluth News Tribune
We have to be able to talk about this. No, not in a way that pits families of special-needs students against the families of other students, and certainly not in a way that would even suggest children with mental and physical disabilities don't deserve and aren't entitled to the same educational opportunities as any other students

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Congress rewrites IDEA funding rule
Disability Scoop
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill may have big implications for special education. Lawmakers included language clarifying the penalties that states may face if they fail to adequately fund education programs for students with disabilities.

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Hot Topics


Examining social factors may help explain increase in diagnoses of ADHD
Science Daily
Examining social factors is vital to better explaining and understanding the dramatic rise in the number of Americans diagnosed with mental disorders in recent years, according to an analysis by a team of medical and mental health experts. Their conclusions, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Health Affairs, comes ahead of the May release of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a comprehensive guide that sets the classification, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders across the United States and the world.
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Childhood bullying risk increased by overprotective or negative parenting
Medical News Today
Children who are exposed to negative parenting — including abuse and neglect but also overprotection — are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, found the effects of poor parenting were stronger for children who are both victims and perpetrators of bulling (bully-victims) than children who were solely victims.
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Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword CHILDHOOD BULLYING.


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Gains with Special Education Students

Special Education students at Ridgegate Elementary School, Texas, are making gains in proficiency after using Academy of READING and Academy of MATH online intervention programs. Hear why these CASE-endorsed programs are so effective with Special Education students. View video.
 


Sorting kids at school: the return of ability grouping
Desert News
A new report shows that ability grouping in schools is on the rise, and prior research shows that teaching students in groups of like ability improves success for low and high achievers. There are important caveats, though.
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Study confirms link between school climate and violence
Medical News Today
A meta-analysis of independent studies reporting a relationship between school climate and school violence showed a moderate negative relationship between students' perception of school climate and violence. The results of this analysis, published in the April edition of the journal Aggression and Violent Behavior, show that there is a relationship between school climate and violence. The analysis concludes that changes in the school environment could probably reduce the appearance of violent behavior.
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Legislation


Leaving no school behind: Can bad ones be turned around?
USA Today
The Obama administration has long supported charter school startups, but now aims to invest about $3 billion in those begging for improvement. Some critics say that strategy is bound to fail. In 2002, educator Ryan Hill opened his dream school with all of 80 students, four teachers and one office manager. "I was there till midnight every single night," he said. "It was really hard." Like many startups, the Newark, N.J., middle school started with a single grade level and grew by adding a grade each fall.
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Is the Common Core initiative in trouble?
The Washington Post
Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, because the initiative — a set of common standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia designed to raise student achievement — has come under such withering attack in recent months that what once seemed like a major policy success for the Obama administration now looks troubled.
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Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills
eSchool News
The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than simply making sure networks can handle the extra bandwidth constraints and that schools have enough devices for every student. It also will require students to demonstrate certain digital literacy skills that go beyond the core curriculum, observers say. These include technology operational skills such as keyboarding and spreadsheets, as well as higher-order skills such as finding and evaluating information online.
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In the News


ADHD — Public schools respond to classroom challenges
Hawaii News Now
Ask ADHD students which subject is toughest, and you'll likely hear the same answer. "The hard part I think is math" says Keenin McCulloch. Stephanie Dobbs agrees, saying, "My biggest challenge was math." Dobbs graduated from Assets. McCulloch is now a student at the private school that specializes in learning disabilities. The McCullochs say they're lucky to have help sending their son to Assets. As his mom Emaley puts it, "It's more expensive than Punahou to go here. We definitely think it's worth it, but not everyone can do it. "So how are public schools addressing ADHD?
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Special education programs needed, but who should pay for them? (Duluth News Tribune)
How iPads and tablets are changing the face of special education (We are Teachers)
Apply now: US Department of Education offers 2 new awards (CEC Policy Insider)
For contractor in special education, huge fees and poor care (The New York Times)
Let CASE post your job positions (CASE)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Classroom teaches a lesson in mental health treatment
The Hartford Courant
As a "classroom interventionist," Stephanie Galluzo's job is to help students who act out in class to settle down and refocus. Teachers find this new classroom management tool a huge benefit for them, as they concentrate on the whole class and aren't distracted by one child. Experts say the in-class integration of behavioral health specialists — rare in Connecticut schools — is helpful in identifying and averting potentially more serious anti-social behaviors.
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More ADHD awareness is a good thing
U.S. News & World Report
Recently, the news has been full of reports, based on data from a nationwide survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that the prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child and adolescent population is dramatically on the rise. The headline grabber in this analysis is that as many as 1 in 5 high school-age boys have been diagnosed with ADHD, and 11 percent of school-age children overall. And these numbers have prompted concern that too many kids are being diagnosed and put on stimulant medication.
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UPCOMING EVENTS





Event       Location     Dates Notes

11th Annual CASE ELLS       Washington, D.C.     July 14-17 More information to come.

Fall Board of Directors Meeting       Indianapolis, Ind.     Sept 25-26 More information to come.

24th Annual CASE Conference       Indianapolis, Ind.     Sept 26-28 More information to come.



 

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