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Source: Federal Register: March 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 55)
On March 22, 2006, the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences announced the Institute's FY 2007 competitions for grants to support education research. The Institute will conduct five research competitions in FY 2007 through three of its National Education Centers. The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold two of these competitions.
Under the first competition, NCSER will consider only applications that address one of the following special education research topics:
Source: IDEA Partnerships - March 24, 2006
On March 17, 2006, Dr. Alexa Posny was appointed as the new Director of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. She will assume her new duties on April 17, 2006. For more information go to http://www.ideapartnership.org/latestnews.cfm
Source: NIEER - March 24, 2006
The 2005 State Preschool Yearbook from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is the third in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. It is available online at http://nieer.org/yearbook/. To receive a free printed copy of the 2005 State Preschool Yearbook, please e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Tots 'n Tech Research Institute
The Tots 'n Tech Research Institute (TnT) is conducting two new online surveys. The first survey is to learn from parents with children under the age of three how assistive technology may have been helpful and what kinds of training and experience parents have had with AT. The second survey is being conducted to learn how assistive technology may have been helpful from multidisciplinary providers who work with infants and toddlers in early intervention at least one day per week . For more information go to http://www.asu.edu/clas/tnt/
Source: CLASP - March 22, 2006
This new policy brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy describes the Early Head Start program using data from the latest Program Information Reports (PIR), which all Head Start grantees must submit annually to the U.S. Department of Health. It provides information on Early Head Start programs, staff, and participants, including young children, pregnant women, and their families. Available online at http://www.clasp.org/publications/headstartbrief_7.pdf
Source: CADRE - March 23, 2006
Materials from CADRE's first National Symposium on IEP Facilitation, which was convened in October 2005, are now available online. For session descriptions, presenter biographical information, and individual session materials go to http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/conf2005/