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Published: February 14th, 2019

ESS DATA UPDATE: Special Education Teacher Attrition Rate Survey Opening on Monday, February 18, 2019

Special Education Directors, The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Professional Learning & Sustainability Unit recognizes the shortages in special education and related services personnel. ESS utilizes the Special Education Teacher Attrition Rate Survey to help identify critical elements relating to personnel shortages. After identifying critical areas of need, ESS will continue to allocate efforts and resources [Read more…]

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Published: January 30th, 2019

Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference Call for Papers/Call for Brochure Artwork Information

Secondary Transition Stakeholders, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your hard work at Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference, Building Success: One Transition at a Time, being held August 19-21, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. The Transition Planning Committee is looking for innovative programs, promising practices, inspiring collaborations, and motivational students or personnel [Read more…]

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Published: January 17th, 2019

PD OPPORTUNITY: Free Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training Available, Register Now!

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS is pleased to announce Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training opportunities! New Instructor Certification Training and Instructor Certification Renewal Training options are available, at no charge, to public education agencies in Arizona. Districts and charter schools have the opportunity to send up to two individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor Certification [Read more…]

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Published: January 15th, 2019

PD OPPORTUNITY: Dates Announced for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute!

Hello Special Education Directors, Mark your calendars! ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the dates and location for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute! Based on overwhelmingly positive response, both conferences will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. Special notes: The Directors’ Institute is moving from September to August The Transition and [Read more…]

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Published: January 10th, 2019

DATA DEADLINE INFO: October 1 Enrollment Data Deadline

The October 1 Enrollment Data Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019. To ensure compliance with federal reporting and program requirements for Fiscal Year 2019, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is compiling data for students enrolled on October 1, 2018. Reports will be prepared using enrollment data that has been submitted by Arizona [Read more…]

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Published: January 10th, 2019

ASSESSMENT INFO: Menu of Assessments- Public Comment Notice January 9 through January 24, 2019

Special Education Directors, please see this important Public Comment Notice: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENT PERIOD WAIVER REQUEST PURSUANT TO 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4) – January 9, 2019 Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will seek a waiver for the 2018-2019 school year from the Secretary of the United States [Read more…]

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Published: January 8th, 2019

PD OPPORTUNITY: FREE Trainings for Teachers and School Counselors/Social Workers/Psychologists on Trauma and Effects on Students Available!

Hello Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS is pleased to announce a partnership with AHCCCS and the Neurosequential Model Network to present an amazing professional learning opportunity for Arizona’s schools. The following trainings will assist schools in dealing with trauma and its effects on students. NME The Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) draws upon the neurodevelopmentally-informed, biologically [Read more…]

Posted in Professional Learning and Sustainability, Updates |
Published: January 8th, 2019

PROGRAM SUPPORT & MONITORING INFO: Special Education Policies and Procedures Due, IDEA Entitlement Implications

Hello Special Education Directors, To ensure compliance with federal reporting and program requirements for fiscal year 2019, all public education agencies (PEAs) in Arizona were required to bring special education policies and procedures (P & P) into compliance with current statutory requirements. Assurances indicating these updates were made to local special education P & P [Read more…]

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Published: January 7th, 2019

CNBC: The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019. They found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard technical skills and matched these skills with LinkedIn Learning courses that are free for the month of January. Click on the link https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/the-30-most-in-demand-skills-in-2019-according-to-linkedin-.html to [Read more…]

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