Thanks to mPower Loan Fund for sharing this information with the Maine DOE for publication.
The mPower Loan Fund, which provides loans for adaptive equipment with the support of the Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE program, announced Monday that two of their representatives participated in the RESNA Catalyst Project meeting in Washington, D.C., last week. Maine CITE was the driving force behind the mPower board obtaining $750,000 in additional federal funds five years ago.
Maine, a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, is seeking educators who have significant experience in formative assessment and deep knowledge of the Common Core State Standards to join Maine’s State Network of Educators (SNE). The Maine DOE invites K-12 teachers and administrators and higher educational professionals to apply if they have experience working with the following student populations: general education, gifted and talented, English language learners and students with disabilities. Continue reading
Restorative School Practices of Maine, a division of the Restorative Justice Project, is offering three workshops in restorative school practices for summer 2013. Check the RJP website for further details and a registration link.
The federal IDEA and Maine’s special education regulations require a reevaluation of a child with a disability if the school administrative unit (SAU) determines that the educational or related service needs of the child, including those related to improved academic achievement and functional performance, warrant a reevaluation or if the child’s parent or teacher requests one. Continue reading
The Department has adopted a revised rule governing restraint and seclusion of students (Rule Chapter 33). The changes to the rule take effect April 29, 2013.
The IDEA, Part B State Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cross State Office Building (CSOB) in Augusta, room 300.
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders are invited to attend the Critical Decisions: The Journey to Adulthood for Your Son/Daughter with ASD meeting, sponsored by the Maine DOE and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. This meeting will be held Monday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of Maine, Orono in the Union.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a plan for improving the implementation of equitable services requirements under applicable programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The plan, which aligns with current statutory and regulatory requirements, demonstrates the U.S. DOE’s commitment to ensure effective implementation of these equitable services provisions. Continue reading
The 2013 Commissioner’s Recognition Awards will recognize five individuals and/or alternative programs that have made a significant contribution to meeting the needs of children and youth at risk in their schools or communities using evidence-based or promising practices.
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