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The Mixtape Volume 1: Culturally Sustaining Practices Within MTSS Featuring the Everlasting Mission of Student Engagement

Check Out the Newest Programs Who Earned National Recognition from CEC (Fall 2023)

Congratulations to the following programs earned National Recognition from the Council for...

The Council for Exceptional Children Awards Three Interdivisional Grants

Arlington, Va., March 10, 2024 ― The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is excited to announce...

Introducing the 2024 Yes I Can Awardees

The Yes I Can Awards celebrate the achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities...

Honoring and Expressing Intersectionality Through the Visual and Performing Arts

CEC Interdivisional Video Podcast Series on Critical Global Conversations: Supporting Youth...

Get Ready to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2024

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-10, 2024, and Principal Appreciation Day is May 1, 2024. CEC has...

Giving Upon Giving - Convention 2024

The “giving” connections at CEC’s 2024 Convention & Expo in San Antonio were very evident: The gift...

CEC 2025 Convention & Expo

Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the...
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Administration Pushes for Better Pay and High Quality Pathways

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), has...

New House Appropriations Chair Selected; Cardona Testifies Before Subcommittee

This week, House Republicans selected Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) to fill the remaining term of...

OSERS Features Work of Its Doctoral Scholars

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) features the work of Ashley...


The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s committees are responsible for advising the Board of...

CEC Learning Library

The CEC Learning Library is our on-demand professional learning library of webinars, courses, and...

July Board Brief

In this issue of Board Brief, we give a brief summary of key outcomes from the July 2021 Board of...

High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities (2nd Edition)

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