Selected doctoral students took part in the first HECSE Short Course: Education Policy and Politics in the Nation's Capitol on January 19-21, 2015 in Washington, DC under the guidance of Jane West. Here is a summary of activities from the short course.
The Institute of Education Sciences is seeking feedback on the National Center of Special Education Research and the National Center on Education Research. See the Institute of Education Sciences call for feedback for details. Comments are due by October 31, 2014.
Specifically, they are seeking responses to these questions:
- What are the characteristics of education and special education studies that have had the most influence on policy and practice during the past 10 years?
- What lessons can we draw from these studies to inform NCER’s and NCSER’s future work?
- What are the critical problems or issues on which new research is needed?
- How can NCSER and NCER target their funds to do the most good for the field?
This is a great opportunity for HECSE members to influence the future direction of NCSER. HECSE members are urged to respond to the call for feedback
On May 2, 2014, the field of special education lost one of its strongest advocates. Fred Weintraub was an active member, participant, consultant, and advisor to the Council for Exceptional Children, the Teacher Education Division of CEC, and the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education. The leaders and members of these organizations wish to recognize his incredible support, leadership and dedication to our field and to students with special needs and all who work with them and love them.Read More
With the passing of James J. Gallagher on January 17, 2014, exceptional children, their parents, and teachers and professionals in their service have lost a voice of advocacy, reason and leadership. In losing Jim Gallagher, we have lost a visionary person who was relentless in his efforts on behalf of children and youth with disabilities.
The Higher Education Consortium for Special Education recognized Jim Gallagher’s multiple achievements and honored his work through the presentation of our Lifetime Achievement Award during our July, 2014 meeting.Read More