CEC 2015 Convention & Expo

DDEL Poster Session

Call for Proposals:
DDEL Student Research Forum Poster Session

CEC 2015 Convention and Expo and Expo

San Diego, CA

April 8-11

Proposal Deadline:October 31, 2014

Proposals accepted electronically via email CECDDEL@gmail.com


DDEL is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including students with disabilities and those identified as gifted. DDEL advances educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse learners with disabilities and/or gifts and talents, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

It is the only professional organization dedicated exclusively to the concerns of culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners.

In order to join DDEL, you must 
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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

ESEA Reauthorization Bill in House Stalls

Last week an expected vote in the House on the Student Success Act, H.R.5 did not occur due to apparent controversy on the provisions in the bill. It is unclear when or if the bill will come back on the floor for a vote. It is not on the House schedule this week and the House is in recess next week. The House considered 44 amendments with various outcomes last Thursday and Friday. CEC along with many disability and education groups oppose H.R.5. In the Senate, Senate HELP Chair Alexander (R-TN) and ranking member Murray (D-WA) are working to draft...

Closing the Discipline Gap

In a report released by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, researchers studied the discipline gap of U.S. students and determined that it is a driving reason as to why we are unable to close the overall achievement gap. The statistical analysis indicated that those districts with the most outstanding suspensions have shown their students to be missing out on days of instruction, therefore leading to overall poor performance in school. The report analysis breaks down federal data by elementary and secondary schools and combines all out-of-school suspensions to calculate comparative suspension rates for every district in the nation. The...

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    Jannis V. Floyd

    Mansfield University
    Mansfield, PA

    109 Points

  2. Robin D. Brewer, Ed. D.
    Robin D. Brewer, Ed. D.

    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO

    90 Points

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    Rachel Sage

    Woodland Hills School District
    Pittsburgh, PA

    83 Points

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    Annette R. Gaitan

    Kansas City, KS

    81 Points

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    Alexander Thomas Graham

    Council for Exceptional Children
    Arlington, VA

    77 Points

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