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  • October 21, 2016 - Dr. David Kilpatrick:Recent Advances in Understanding Reading Difficulties 
  • October 22, 2016 - Chapter 588: Educator’s Guide to Defensible Practices
  • February 3, 2017 - AzCASE: Principals Guide to Special Education
  • February 24, 2017 - AzCEC Annual State Conference
  • April 19-22, 2017 - International CEC Conference
  • June 3, 2017 - Annual State Planning Retreat - all welcome!


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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.
    • US DOE Data & Statistics page with fast facts, datasets and open data initiatives 

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    2016 Fabulous Fall Book Study

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    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
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    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

    • World Teacher’s Day was celebrated by many this month on October 5th. The theme this year was “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status.” This was the first World Teacher’s Day that was celebrated with the new Global Education 2030 Agenda. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first declared October 5th to be World Teacher’s Day in 1994. Catch up on the celebration by searching #WorldTeachersDay on Twitter. We hope all teachers had a wonderful World Teacher’s Day 2016!


    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

    • The new school year is well underway! As tests and projects come due, and interim grades are distributed, student stress levels can rise. This week’s FREE tool is a set of breathing exercises designed to help students find the calm but alert state of mind they need to function best in school. The exercises are ...

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