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Statewide Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs

Content type: Journal Article
Evidence-based programs will be useful to the extent they produce benefits to individuals on a socially significant scale. It appears the combination of effective programs and effective implementation methods is required to assure consistent uses of...

Administration Puts Public Education Directly in the Crosshairs

Content type: News
Posted:  11 February, 2020
Last Tuesday during the State of the Union Address, America’s public schools took center stage. As part of the central theme for the evening, which was to “improve the status of every American,” the President said that millions of children were trapped in...

Moving Research into Practice: Can We Make Dissemination Stick?

Content type: Journal Article
Although researchers in special education have made significant advances in defining and identifying evidence-based practices, scholars often constitute an insular group that disseminates research findings primarily through outlets and venues targeting...

Pasteur's Quadrant as the Bridge Linking Rigor with Relevance

Content type: Journal Article
A tension exists between educational practitioners and researchers, which is often attributed to their dichotomous and oftentimes polarizing professional ideologies or Discourse communities. When determining what works in education, researchers tend to...

Is it Time for Elevating the Standard for FAPE under IDEA?

Content type: Journal Article
This article examines a critical question for the special education community: What should be the current meaning of “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) in light of not only the Supreme Court's landmark Rowley decision in 1982 but also developments...

CEC Revises Three Key Position Statements

Content type: Press Release
Posted:  17 November, 2020
At its November meeting, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors approved revisions to its Policy on Restraint and Seclusion, as well as its Policy on School Climate. These two new revisions follow a third revision on school vouchers...

Statement on Parkland Shooting

Content type: Page
Last Updated:  11 November, 2020

Read the CCBD's executive committee statement on the February 14, 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

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