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Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP), WTIU, and WFIU will be hosting Dr. Tony Bennett (R) and Dr. Richard Wood (D), candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, for a debate on September 30, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. The debate will take place in the auditorium at Bloomington High School South. A panel of education reporters will be on hand to pose questions to the candidates and the public will also be invited to ask questions.This year marks the first time in 16 years that the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction has been an open office without an incumbent seeking re-election. The state superintendent serves as the chairman of the Indiana State Board of Education as well as the CEO of the Department of Education. In those capacities, the state superintendent is called upon to implement the K-12 education laws passed by the state legislature, to implement the policies and procedures established by the Indiana State Board of Education, and to …

Role of Youth in Making High Schools Inclusive

Save the date for a national teleconference sponsored by the LRE Part B Community of Practice on the role of youth in making high schools more inclusive featuring Family Voices' own youth/young adult leaders from KASA!
SAVE THE DATE!
OCTOBER 15, 2008, 3:30-5:00 PM ET
Role of Youth in Making High Schools Inclusive

AGENDA
3:30 – 3:45
Purpose of Call
Introduction by Naomi Ortiz, Director, KASA
3:45 - 4:30 pm
Panel Featuring Youth/Young Adult Leaders with Disabilities on the Role of Youth with and without Disabilities in Making High Schools More Inclusive
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Questions & Answers, Discussion

The Role of Youth with and Without Disabilities in Making High Schools More InclusiveState Departments of Education, Districts, Educators, Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers, Advocacy Organizations, Parents, and Youth with and without disabilities are invited to join the LRE Part B Community of Practice in a teleconference to discuss effective strategie…