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State Partnerships

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s state partnerships allow school leaders to directly improve teacher retention by investing in our most important resource—our educators—with a complete professional support package from CEC.

CEC State Partnerships

Special educators entering the field are enthusiastic, motivated, and eager to take on any challenge. Those challenges often take their toll before novice teachers can develop the experience to fortify their stamina and the resilience to be veteran teachers. As a result, we see too many educators leave their profession in their first several years of teaching. 

Administrators and Directors of Special Education know first-hand how special educator shortages impact your schools, your staff, and your students. Now, you want solutions. Join other State Departments of Education who have enjoyed deep discounts by partnering with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to give the special educators in their state the support they need.

Learn more about our state partnerships and how partnering with CEC has made a difference for special education teachers in Virginia.

Here is what’s included in CEC’s state partnerships:

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Support and Membership at Deep Discounts

CEC membership for every educator you register will give them access to global, local, and state-wide resources, events, and professional networks of practitioners for career support.

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Critical Data

Find out what your teachers need to succeed. Partner with CEC to capture demographic, satisfaction, professional needs, and training priority data.

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Specially selected for your state’s professionals, plus subscriptions to our TEACHING Exceptional Children journal. Plus, hundreds more at discount prices in our Store.

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Online Community

24/7 real-time peer-to-peer support from our CECommunity All-Member Forum, an online community of special education professionals.

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Professional Development

Curated professional development provided by CEC’s renowned subject matter experts. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.

Contact Chad Rummel at to learn more.

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