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New Utah SPED Rules (Updated Oct. 2016)

 Utah State Systemic Improvement Plan Slides (Phase III Update)


Tool of the Week

  • In less than a month, education professionals from all over the world will travel to Boston for CECs 2017 Convention and Expo. So this weeks FREE tool involves the story of a pair of mallards who raise their ducklings in the city of Boston! The story is part of a K–3 science lesson about life ...

Upcoming Events

Utah CEC Annual Conference

"Unleashing Your Potential"

February 24, 2017 from 8:00-4:00 at Hillcrest Jr. High School (Map and Directions)

  • Keynote speakers will be Valerie Faulkner and Chris Cain, both nationally recognized for improving math programs and student outcomes across the country.

CEC National Headlines

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

  • Due to strong advocacy from CEC advocates and other stakeholders across the nation, the U.S. House of Representatives heard the importance of protecting Medicaid for children and youth with disabilities as they considered their vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As you know from previous updates in the Policy Insider, CEC was concerned that the Medicaid refinancing provision in the AHCA would jeopardize health care for the nation’s most vulnerable children: children with disabilities and children in poverty. Congressional members in the House heard the message from states, school districts and early intervention programs that Medicaid, as currently...