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Buzz from the Hub, January 2017, No. 1 Theme: New ESSA Resources When spiders unite, they can tie up a lion.” African Proverb Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). Notice the new look? We’ve freshened up our logo and slimmed the […]

Welcome to Section 2 of the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guide provides Parent Center staff and their advocacy partners with an understanding of key provisions in ESSA so that they may become meaningfully involved in how the law is now planned and implemented by the states. The guide is presented on […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers looking for technical assistance about testing accommodations in the ADA. This resource provides technical assistance on testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities who take standardized exams and other high-stakes tests. It addresses the obligations of testing entities, including private, state, or local government entities that offer exams related to […]

(2016, April) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: September 4, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen and view the webinar Download Powerpoint presentation or its PDF Handouts   Webinar Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Hosts: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) RAISE Center (Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment) Presenters: Catherine Fowler, NTACT University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

(Published January 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with parents and the rest of the IEP team to make sure that all the student’s needs are included in the IEP. The new large-scale assessments rolled out by consortia and states are designed to measure student achievement of rigorous college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Recent […]

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers, professionals, and families working with youth who have disabilities interested in attending college Making My Way through College is aimed at helping students with disabilities navigate postsecondary education. The guide provides information and resources on preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work that […]

(2015) See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma. The statistics come from Education Week’s Diplomas Count: Life After Special Education. and relate to students with: Hearing Impairment Emotional Disturbance Specific Learning Disability Autism Intellectual Disability

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]