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.

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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • On July 26, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark legislation that forever changed how individuals with exceptionalities are treated. This civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability and promotes equality, accessibility, and community integration. On this 28th anniversary, CEC reaffirms its support for the core purposes of ADA and remains committed to the implementation of this essential law.
  • The Center for American Progress (CAP) published a proposal to increase elementary and secondary teacher pay in high poverty schools. CAP proposed boosting teacher pay by as much as $10,000 (or $190 per week) in high poverty-schools using the federal tax code. A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that on average, U.S. teachers earn less than 60 percent of the average salary of other individuals with similar educational backgrounds. More specifically, in the 2015-2016 school year, the average teacher salary in the highest poverty schools was approximately $4,000 less than that of teachers in...

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