News from the State Secretary of Education

  • NEW: Registration Available – New Special Educator Director Training

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  • NEW: Accommodations Toolkit from the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

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  • REMINDER: Call for Proposals Elevating Education – Improving Outcomes for All Conference

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  • REMINDER: FY 2025 Special Education Grant Assurances Due Monday, July 1

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  • REMINDER: FY 2023 Part B Grant Proportionate Share Release (Waiver) Request Forms Available Monday, July 1

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  • REMINDER: Maintenance of Effort (MOE) for Part B Funding Due Monday, July 15

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  • REMINDER: 2025 General Education Provision Act (GEPA) Forms Due Wednesday, July 31

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  • REMINDER: English Learner (EL) Exit Criteria Changes Approved & Upcoming Training

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  • REMINDER: Summer IDOE WIDA Standards Workshops

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  • NEW: FY 2025 Special Education Grant Assurances Due Monday, July 1

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Smedley’s Corner

Helpful and insightful resources provided by Smedley and Smedley Consulting & Training

APA shines light on Black youth mental health crisis

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CDC: Students report home abuse during pandemic, affecting mental health

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6 in 10 teachers experienced physical violence or verbal aggression during COVID

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‘Nearing a collapse,’ Indiana needs more special educators

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Mental Health Crisis for Kids Worsening Amid Pandemic

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Surgeon General Advisory Raises Alarm on Youth Mental Health

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Yes, excessive screen use is still damaging our children

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Teenage girls say Instagram’s mental health impacts are no surprise

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Stress Topped the Reasons Why Public School Teachers Quit, Even Before COVID-19

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How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

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How Do Smartphones Affect Childhood Psychology?

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Books

Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools

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Elizabeth Farrell and the History of Special Education

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Understanding Learning Disabilities

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