NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
New UDL-Common Core State Standards Resources
The National Center on Universal Design for Learning has released new, free resources on the intersection of UDL and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
. These helpful tools and links illustrate the important way that the CCSS identify WHAT
educators need to address in their instruction while UDL guides HOW
to design their instruction. Key resources include a crosswalk on UDL and the Literacy by Design Collaborative (LDC) framework and video examples showing lessons illustrating classroom instruction addressing both the UDL guidelines and CCSS.
Budget Cuts and Special Education
Under sequestration, Congress cut $2.5 billion from federal education funding in ficscal year 2013, including $579 million from special education (IDEA Part B). The National Center for Learning Disabilities surveyed more than 1,000 parents online to see how budget cuts have affected their children’s education. View the infographic summarizing the survey results
Strategic Consulting Services
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is now offering strategic consulting services providing individualized assistance to school, district, and state administration in a variety of forms. Working in collaboration with school leadership and other stakeholders, we recommend specific solutions for improving implementation efforts in areas such as MTSS, RTI and PBIS. Dr. Stevan Kukic, NCLD’s Director for School Transformation, facilitates a team of the best and brightest thought leaders available to provide these strategic consulting services. For more information, contact Steve Kukic
NCII Report on Implementing Intensive Intervention
The National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII) has released a new report called Implementing Intensive Intervention: Lessons Learned from the Field
. This report presents findings from an exploratory study of how five high-performing districts, which we refer to as NCII’s knowledge development sites, defined and implemented intensive intervention. The findings offer lessons that other districts can use when planning for, implementing and working to sustain their own initiatives to provide intensive intervention for students with the most severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. View the full report
or a brief synopsis
of the findings and lessons learned from the field on NCII’s website.
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