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  Dissertation Abstracts: New Scriptwriters

In each issue, we will feature a new scriptwriter's dissertation and invite dissertation supervisors, faculty, and students to submit an abstract of recent and noteworthy dissertations to Multiple Voices. 
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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

Including Young Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are proposing to release a policy statement on inclusion of young children with disabilities in high-quality inclusive early childhood programs. It is the purpose of this blog (blog link below) to request comments on the proposed statement. Read the Draft Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs Please review the draft policy statement and provide comments no later than 6:00pm EDT, Friday, May 22, 2015. Click here to read the OSERS blog post and to submit your comments on the policy...

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

Released annually, by the Alliance of Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civil Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, the report shows detailed progress toward the Grad Nation goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent in 2012-2013. How did students with disabilities fair? The graduation rate for students with disabilities hit 61.9 percent in 2012-2013, an increase of 2.9 percentage points since 2010-2011, but still nearly 20 points behind the national average. It is estimated that many more students...

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  1. Robin D. Brewer, Ed. D.
    Robin D. Brewer, Ed. D.

    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO

    222 Points

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    Camille Sanders

    Council for Exceptional Children
    Arlington, VA

    220 Points

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    Alison E. Heron

    Arlington, VA

    151 Points

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    Denise K. Whitford

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    119 Points

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    Jannis V. Floyd

    Mansfield University
    Mansfield, PA

    113 Points

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