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Multi-Cultural/Lingual TV Shows on Developmental MIlestones in Young Children!

Interested in learning about developmental milestones in young children? 

Check out these TV shows representing eight (8) different cultures and languages at https://shriver.umassmed.edu/community-resources/cultural-resources/1-2-3-grow

 

 

 

SPAN Awarded Funding to Continue as NJ's Family to Family Health Information Center!

We are pleased to announce that SPAN received word today that we have been refunded to continue to serve as NJ's Family to Family Health Information Center! Excited to be able to inform and empower families of children and youth with special healthcare needs as leaders in their families, communities, our state, and nation! Check out our F2F resources at www.spanadvocacy.org/…/family-family-health-information-cen… and our Health Advocacy Toolkit at www.spanadvocacy.org/content/health-advocacy-toolkit.

ESSA, Chronic Absenteeism and Students with Disabilities

DC and 36 states, including New Jersey, will use chronic absenteeism as one of or the only metric for the Every Student Succeeds Act's new indicator of school quality or student success. Below are reports with new information on Chronic Absenteeism and students with disabilities written by our partners at the Advocacy Institute and the Center for Law and Education for the National Center on Educational Outcomes. It provides important information on both the promise and potential challenges this new accountability provision holds for students with disabilities.

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Blog by New Director for USDE Office of English Language Acquisition

Check out this blog from the newly appointed assistant deputy secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education, Libia Gil. OELA supports high-quality instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse students as well as professional development programs for teachers of English learners. OELA programs are supporting progress in classrooms across the country, but "I know we have so much more work to do."
 
"America’s long-term prosperity is linked to whether English learners attain the knowledge and skills they need to earn a

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