March 20, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. New Report - Pathways from Brain Research to Policy
      Source: National Summit on America's Children - March 1, 2007
  2. Grant Notice - Special Education Research Training Grants
      Source: Institute for Education Sciences - March 20, 2008
  3. Grant Notices - Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - March 19, 2008

1. New Report - Pathways from Brain Research to Policy

Source: National Summit on America's Children - March 1, 2007

A new report entitled Pathways from Brain Research to Policy provides highlights and important policy implications from the National Summit on America's Children, hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in May 2007. The summit convened scientists from across the nation to share current research findings on brain development of children with Congress. The report is available at http://www.speaker.gov/pdf/CS3108.pdf

2. Grant Notice - Special Education Research Training Grants

Source: Institute for Education Sciences - March 20, 2008

The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has released a funding announcement for the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) FY 2009 research training grant competition: Special Education Research Training Grants (84.324B). The application deadline is October 2, 2008. For complete information go to http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ncser_progs.asp

3. Grant Notices - Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - March 19, 2008

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has published an invitation for applications for the following two competitions for Fiscal Year 2008:

  • Community Parent Resource Centers - 84.328C
  • Technical Assistance for the Parent Centers - 84.328R
For complete information see the Federal Register notice at http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2008-1/031908c.html