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Have a Great Summer! 
School's out! We want to wish all our teachers, aides, administrators, parents, and staff a great summer.
Thank you for your efforts to provide an effective yet enjoyable learning experience throughout the year. Whether you're relaxing on vacation, or even if you're working at summer school or camp, take some time to really recharge this summer before the next school year.  Let's continue to see the potential in our students and endeavor to bring out the best in our classrooms.
Let's continue to make the difference for our exceptional children.
CEC Supports Equity in Charter Schools
The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) Equity Coalition, along with many partners including CEC, issued a statement to the Trump Administration, 115th Congress, and U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, that the academic success of all children should be a priority. The letter asked for support to uphold three principles (access, quality through accountability, and civil rights) in support of the nearly 300,000 students with disabilities attending public charter schools as well as those interested in attending a charter school.
  • Access - Students with disabilities must be assured of equal access to charter schools and this must be reflected in application and enrollment policies that align with federal civil rights statutes and regulations.
  • Quality Through Accountability- The Administration must ensure that the charter sector continues to prioritize development and replication of quality schools driven by robust accountability standards.
  • Civil Rights - The Administration must continue to support the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in order to leverage its authority to ensure that students' civil rights are protected in every education setting, including public charter schools.
Read more on charter schools in CEC's Policy on Children with Exceptionalities in Charter Schools and CEC's publication, Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools.
                                          -CEC Policy Insider
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Events Coming Up 
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Save the Date! 
2018 National CEC Convention & Expo
When: February 7-10, 2018
Where: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602