April 14, 2005

In this Issue:

  1. Head Start Tribally Controlled Land Grant College and University Partnerships
      Source: Federal Register: April 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 70
  2. CEC Resources on Highly Qualified Requirements for Special Education Teachers
      Source: CEC Smartbrief - April 11, 2005
  3. TV Show on Early Childhood: What Parents Need to Know
      Source: US Department of Education - April 14, 2005
  4. New Research Digest: Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: A Model to Facilitate Meaningful Partnerships for Families and Schools
      Source: Harvard Family Research Project - April 2005

1. Head Start Tribally Controlled Land Grant College and University Partnerships

Source: Federal Register: April 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 70

The Head Start Bureau is announcing the availability of funds and requesting applications for professional development and training grants for Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities (TCUs) ... Through this announcement, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is making available up to $1,500,000 annually for each of five years to support Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities (TCUs) partnerships. These partnerships seek to increase the number of Head Start teachers with degrees in early childhood education, in order to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.

Letter of intent is due May 13, 2005. Application is due June 13, 2005. For complete information go to http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-7030.htm

2. CEC Resources on Highly Qualified Requirements for Special Education Teachers

Source: CEC Smartbrief - April 11, 2005

The highly qualified requirements for special education teachers, as set forth in the 2004 IDEA and NCLB are complex. With CEC's analysis of the highly qualified requirements, special educators will understand how these requirements affect them and their practice. Available at http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NewsIssues/CurrentSpecialEdTopics/default.htm

3. TV Show on Early Childhood: What Parents Need to Know

Source: US Department of Education - April 14, 2005

On the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, Education News airs live via satellite, offering parents and anyone else with an interest in education vital information about getting involved in children's learning. The next show, entitled Early Childhood Development: What Parents Need to Know, airs on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 8:00 PM ET. For a description of the program, viewing options, and complete information on how to register go to http://registerevent.ed.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewer.description&intEventID=184

4. New Research Digest: Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: A Model to Facilitate Meaningful Partnerships for Families and Schools

Source: Harvard Family Research Project - April 2005

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studied the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention model where parents, educators, and service providers worked collaboratively to address preschool children's developmental needs. To read the research digest go to http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/conjoint-behavioral-consultation-a-model-to-facilitate-meaningful-partnerships-for-families-and-schools