May 7, 2004

In this Issue:

1. The Head Start Statistical Fact Sheet FY 2003

Source: www.headstartinfo.org/new - May 6, 2004

The Head Start Statistical Fact Sheet for FY 2003 presents basic information about program and support activity expenditures; enrollment by age and racial/ethnic composition; number of grantees, classrooms and centers; funding allocations and enrollment by state; and other program details. It is now available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/about/fy2003.html.

2. CEC Presents Its Definition of a Well-Prepared Special Education Teacher

Source: CEC Policy Update - April 30, 2004

To read the Council for Exceptional Children's recently published Definition of a Well-Prepared Special Education Teacher, as approved by CEC's Board of Directors in April 2004, go to http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Professional_Standards1&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=6661

3. Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities--Technology and Standards-Based Reform; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004

Source: Federal Register: May 3, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 85)

The purpose of this program is to: (1) Improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media activities designed to be of educational value to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for some captioning, video description, and cultural activities.

Applications Available: May 4, 2004.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 7, 2004.
For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-2/050304c.html