October 24, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. Comment Request - Proposed Changes to IDEA Part B State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  2. Keynote Presentation on Early Childhood Inclusion and the Evidence-Based Practice Movement
      Source: The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - Retrieved October 24, 2008
  3. New Briefs on Improving Early Childhood Health and Development from the Commonwealth Fund
      Source: Commonwealth Fund - Retrieved October 23, 2008

1. Comment Request - Proposed Changes to IDEA Part B State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is inviting comments on proposed changes to the Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). Comments must be submitted on or before November 21, 2008. To read the full Federal Register notice go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2008-4/102208a.html.

Copies of the information collection package are available at http://edicsweb.ed.gov/browse/browsecoll.cfm?pkg_serial_num=3870

2. Keynote Presentation on Early Childhood Inclusion and the Evidence-Based Practice Movement

Source: The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - Retrieved October 24, 2008

Multimedia materials from a recent keynote presentation by the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) are now available online. The presentation looks at: the origins of early childhood inclusion; the moral, social, educational, and empirical foundations of inclusion from an international perspective; a proposed definition of high quality inclusion; and promising practices. To learn more go to http://community.fpg.unc.edu/resources/resources/presentations/NPDCI-Inclusion-Evidence-Based-Practice-2008.pdf/at_download/file

3. New Briefs on Improving Early Childhood Health and Development from the Commonwealth Fund

Source: Commonwealth Fund - Retrieved October 23, 2008

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the following two new publications on improving early childhood health and development: