Archive — Month: October 2019


Published: October 25th, 2019

RECRUITMENT & RETENTION INFO: Tuition Assistance for TVIs and Educational Interpreters through the University of Arizona

Special Education Directors, The University of Arizona has been awarded $2.5M from the US Department of Education for two important projects. The primary goal of the first project is to prepare teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs). This project will provide new applicants to the program with full tuition coverage and an opportunity to [Read more…]

Published: October 25th, 2019

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Reading Effectively

Special Education Directors, please see the following professional development opportunity offered by the ADE Early Childhood Education Unit. Teaching Reading Effectively Training This TRE course will guide participants through current research and evidence-based practices that are necessary to develop a student’s early literacy skills and the elements of an effective literacy assessment system in order to improve K-3 [Read more…]

Published: October 25th, 2019

PS & M UPDATE: Hot Topic Alert for Specific Learning Disability Eligibility Criteria

Special Education Administrators, In response to numerous questions from the field, ADE/ESS is providing guidance regarding eligibility determination requirements for students with a specific learning disability (SLD).  It is important to remember all public education agencies (PEA) are required to have local governing board-approved policies and procedures regarding SLD. We hope this guidance assists PEAs [Read more…]

Published: October 21st, 2019

CERTIFICATION INFO: Survey on Proposed Special Education Endorsement

Special Education Administrators, To address the shortage of qualified special education teachers and better serve Arizona’s special needs students, the Department has drafted a proposal which would provide for a Mild/Moderate and a Moderate/Severe Disabilities endorsement.  If approved by the Board, the proposed endorsements would provide for an additional option for certified and experienced general [Read more…]

Published: October 21st, 2019

PD INFO: Talks w/ADE for SY 2019-2020

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the SY 2019—2020 dates for Talk with ADE, which serve as an opportunity for administrators across the state to receive a high level overview of current topics/trends in special education and to engage in meaningful dialogue with ADE staff. Talk with ADE SY 2019—2020 Schedule • Friday, [Read more…]

Published: October 1st, 2019

RECRUITMENT & RETENTION INFORMATION: Education Career Fairs Calendar 2019-2020

Special Education Administrators, As part of our ongoing recruitment efforts on behalf of Arizona’s public schools, ADE/ESS compiles and updates annually a list of education career fairs happening at teacher preparation programs across the country. For your convenience, we have updated this year’s list.  If your school is planning to recruit for special education teachers [Read more…]

Published: October 1st, 2019

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT: FY 2020 October 1 Data Collection

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT FY 2020 October 1 Data Collection Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2019. Verification will be completed via the web-based ESS October 1 Data Collection application, available through the ESS Portal via ADEConnect. NEW this year is the [Read more…]