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New Utah SPED Rules (Updated Oct. 2016)

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  • For many school districts, the holidays mark the end of the semester or quarter, and finalizing a grading period often involves end-of-unit tests or even midterm exams. To help your students keep cool during times of high pressure, this weeks FREE tool is a test prep journal students can use to record and rethink their ...

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Utah CEC Annual Conference

February 23, 2018 from 8:00-4:00 at Hillcrest Jr. High School (Map and Directions)


Keynote Speaker: Michelle Porcelli

Michelle is an award winning Author, Educator, and Counselor with 20 years presenting experience.



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Do you have an idea for a great breakout session? Submit your proposal here!  (Due Dec. 15, 2017)




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This week, more than 200 professionals came to the 2016 Special Education Legislative Summit as special educators.  They went home as special education advocates.  How did they do it?  Read more

For more policy and legislative news check out the CEC Policy Insider Blog



2016 CEC Teacher Conference

Raising Expectations for All Students

A big thank you to all those who attended our recent conference!  It was a huge success.  We especially want to thank all those who presented and for our keynote speaker Dr. Paul J. Riccomini.  You can still access the resources from the conference at the link below.

Printable Conference Resources

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • CEC would like to thank all special and gifted educators and early interventionists across the country and around the globe for your continuous hard work and dedication to improving the lives and opportunities for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. It is through your countless hours and commitment that children and youth have the opportunity to flourish, expand their horizons and use their education to explore, learn and grow. On this Thanksgiving eve, we are thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!