April 30, 2004

In this Issue:

1. OSEP Publishes Part Two of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resource for School and Home

Source: What's New in OSEP - April 22, 2004

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announces a new publication, Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices. The report, designed for teachers, other school staff, and families, describes an overall strategy for successfully instructing students with ADHD. Suggestions of research-based academic instruction, behavioral interventions and classroom accommodations are provided. Available at http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/needs/speced/adhd/adhd-resource-pt2.pdf.

2. Request for Proposal: An Evaluation of States' Monitoring and Improvement Practices under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Source: FBO - April 16, 2004

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued a request for proposals to conduct an evaluation of States' monitoring and improvement practices under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. For more information go to http://www1.fbo.gov/servlet/Solicitation/R/ED/OCFO/CPO/ED-04-R-0011 [Note: Link checked on 05/12/2007 - this document is no longer available online]

3. New Web Site on Child Care and Early Education Research

Source: www.childcareresearch.org - April 25, 2004

The National Center for Children in Poverty in partnership with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Child Care Bureau recently launched a new Web site to promote high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC) aims to make child care and early education research accessible to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The Web site includes:

  • Research reports and summaries
  • Datasets and statistics
  • Data collection instruments

CCEERC also offers guidance about research methods and research quality, and provides information on public policies. It is available at http://www.childcareresearch.org/discover/index.jsp

4. Implementing Randomized Field Trials in Education: Report of a Workshop (2004)

Source: National Academies Press - April 26, 2004

A new publication by the National Academies Press entitled Implementing Randomized Field Trials in Education: Report of a Workshop is now available for online reading at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309091926

5. Early Reading First National Evaluation: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

Source: Federal Register: April 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 80)

Abstract: The proposed data collection is necessary to complete the national evaluation of Early Reading First. For more information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2004-2/042604a.html.