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  • 2016 Annual Survivor's Conference

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chandler, AZ

    For Special Education Directors, Coordinators, Lead Special Ed Teachers, Charter Schools, and anyone responsible for special education programs! Sponsored by the Arizona Council of Administrators of Special Education - AzCASE.

    Learn tips from the pros to keep your special education program in compliance and out of trouble! 

    Sessions include:

    - Planning Your Year -"What is due, when?"
    - Attorney Update- What you need to know!
    - 50 Tips in 50 Minutes
    - It's Not Fair!  Discipline of Students with Disabilities,
    - You be the Judge


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    • Aug 1, 2016, DOE Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Learning 
    • July 26, 2016, OCR issued a Dear Colleague Letter policy guidance to ensure that students with ADHD are receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE) as defined in the Department's regulations implementing Section 504.
    • June 28, 2016, Secretary King Calls for Charter Schools to Lead on #RethinkingDiscipline 
    • June 7, 2016, OCR releases new Civil Rights Data Collection showing persistent deficiencies 
    • April 14, 2016, President's budget proposals for 2017 ESSA law released bySecretary King
    • US DOE Data & Statistics page with fast facts, datasets and open data initiatives 

    Online Book Study

    2016 Fabulous Fall Book Study

    • Register before August 26, 2016
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
    • Register for $40/book.


    2016 State Conference


    Friday, February 24, 2017 @ Black Canyon Conference Center 

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    Join us in 2017 and check out the Events we host throughout the year!   

    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984). The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education. Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a fact sheet to the Education and the Workforce website. Read more here.


    We want you to think about all of the sensational teachers, directors and colleagues who go the extra mile and commit their talents to serving students with disabilities. We also honor students! Help us recognize these outstanding professionals by nominating them for an AZCEC or AZCASE award!

    Nominations are closed for 2016 - Recipients were announced and presented with their award at the State Conference. 

    Consider who YOU will nominate in 2017!

    Tool of the Week

    • Co-teachers must collaborate on so many things: classroom arrangement, teaching styles, methods of instruction, and finally, grading, the subject of this week’s FREE tool. How do you feel about retakes? Do you prefer letter grades or portfolios? What is your homework policy? Answer these questions and more on your FREE tool with your co-teacher to ...

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