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While we don’t know for sure when the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will occur, CEC wants to be ready!

In order to be proactive, the CEC Board of Directors has created an IDEA Workgroup to develop the principles and recommendations for the reauthorization, which will be crafted with input from the membership and be available early in 2017.

We need you to provide your input about the successes and challenges with IDEA by completing the IDEA Reauthorization survey. Feel free to answer all questions or only a select few.

Please respond by Sept. 16, 2016. Thank you for your participation!
 
 

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Task Force’s Report on Special-Education Reforms Calls for Changes

Recommendations include return to state aid based on individual students’ needs, not ‘census-based’ method
John Mooney
NJ Spotlight, December 1, 2015

NJ Spotlight Task Force Report on Special-Education Reforms"More than two years after its creation, a state task force looking into special-education funding and services in New Jersey has finally issued its report to the Legislature with more than two dozen recommendations, some sweeping and some technical.

Maybe the most significant recommendation made by the 17-member panel of educators, special-needs advocates and others is that lawmakers significantly rewrite the state’s funding law to better distribute special-education aid to school districts.

The 28-page report says the state’s current method of funding special education – based on a statewide average count of students, a so-called "census-based” method – is ineffective and does little to lower special-needs classification rates in the state, one of the aims of the task force’s study."
 

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