Diversity in the Field
On Wednesday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Educator Job Fund Act, which would provide state and local school districts more than $260 billion to create a grant program focused on teacher pay, recruitment, and training.
November 20, 2020
This month, the National Center for Education Statistics released a snapshot of race and ethnicity of public school teachers in the United States, using data from the 2017–18 National Teacher and Principal Survey.
September 25, 2020
project20/20 is a 3-year outcomes-based project driven by all of CEC, from individual members, to our various components (divisions, units, chapters and caucuses). Through the project, we will...
The Education Commission of the States released an August policy brief with key research detailing the importance and benefits of expanding the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers in K-12 classrooms.
August 27, 2020
This special issue features the 2019 CEC State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report. Additional articles and columns address check in/check out, diversity in the profession, assistive...
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High- and Average-Achieving Students' Perceptions of Disabilities and of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
This study investigates attitudes toward disability held by children with disabilities and average- and high-achieving children, and the latter two groups' experiences in inclusive elementary...
Autonomy, Psychological Empowerment, and Self-Realization: Exploring Data on Self-Determination from NLTS2
The authors used data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2; SRI International, 2000) to examine the aspects of self-determination assessed in NLTS2 and measurement equivalence and...
A 16-Year Review of Participant Diversity in Intervention Research Across a Selection of 12 Special Education Journals
Given the continued changes in demographic diversity of students in the United States, it is important to ensure that participants included in special education research reflect the diversity of the...
CEC stands with its members and community against racism, oppression, and the atrocities of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.
June 04, 2020
The nation has been rocked by the deaths of numerous Black people in the past weeks. What does this have to do with special education? Here are some insight from one Black male special educator.
June 02, 2020