April 27, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. New from the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
      Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - February 12, 2007
  2. New FPG Snapshot - Poverty and Early Childhood Intervention
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute - April 23, 2007
  3. New Training Materials on IDEA 2004
      Source: NICHCY - April 24, 2007
  4. Invitation to Comment - Performance Report: Personnel Development for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
      Source: Federal Register: April 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 81)
  5. New! IES Web site Message Board
      Source: Institute of Education Sciences - April 26, 2007

1. New from the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - February 12, 2007

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) recently published the following two new CELL reviews:

CELL reviews are practice-based research syntheses of early literacy learning studies.

2. New FPG Snapshot - Poverty and Early Childhood Intervention

Source: FPG Child Development Institute - April 23, 2007

Research shows that children raised in poverty are likely to suffer in a multitude of ways. This new Snapshot from the FPG Child Development Institute summarizes the findings on what happens to children living in poverty and reviews the research on how intensive early childhood educational intervention can positively influence outcomes for these children. It is available online at http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap42.pdf

To learn more see: Pungello, E. P., Campbell, F. A., & Barnett, W. S. (2006, December). Poverty and early childhood educational intervention (Policy Brief No. 1). Retrieved April 26, 2007, from http://www.law.unc.edu/documents/poverty/publications/pungelloandcampbellpolicybrief.pdf

3. New Training Materials on IDEA 2004

Source: NICHCY - April 24, 2007

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) recently published the following two new training modules as part of its Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004:

  • Module 6, Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention
  • Module 12, The IEP Team: Who is a Member?
Each module includes a PowerPoint slide show to use in training sessions, detailed discussions of IDEA for trainers, and handouts for audience participants. They are available at http://www.nichcy.org/Laws/IDEA/Pages/BuildingTheLegacy.aspx

4. Invitation to Comment - Performance Report: Personnel Development for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Source: Federal Register: April 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 81)

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)invites comments on the following proposed information collection request: Performance Report: Personnel Development for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 26, 2007. Complete information is available at http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2007-2/042707d.html

5. New! IES Web site Message Board

Source: Institute of Education Sciences - April 26, 2007

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently announced an online forum designed to help anyone with questions relating to education issues and IES Web site activities such as data tools, searches, funding availability, upcoming conferences or workshops, and publications. The IES Message Board seeks to provide the public with a medium to interact with others on focused educational topics as they relate to IES. For more information go to http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/messageboard/About.aspx [Note: Link checked on 2/22/2007 - this document is no longer available online. The IES Web site is available at http://ies.ed.gov/].