The following three grants notices from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services were recently published in the Federal Register:
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services invites comments on the following proposed information collection request:
IDEA Part C State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2006-3/081006b.html
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3167. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view.
The 26th Annual Report to Congress is now available online. Volume 1 focuses on the children and students being served under IDEA and provides profiles of individual states' special education environment. Volume 2 contains the state-reported data tables (to access the most recent data tables go to https://www.ideadata.org/index.html). The report can be accessed at http://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/2004/index.html.
A new article in the "From Science to Public Policy" series discusses the importance of supporting healthy social-emotional development in babies and young children and provides strategies for doing this at the state level through public policy. It is available at http://www.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/social_emotional_article_final.pdf?docID=1925
The article is based on a research and policy report entitled Helping Young Children Succeed: Strategies to Promote Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development (September 2005), developed jointly by ZERO TO THREE and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Go to http://www.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/helping_young_children_succeed_final.pdf?docID=1725&AddInterest=1157
The following new Snapshot from the Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE) is now available online: Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Endorsements by the American Academy of Pediatrics by Carol M. Trivette, Ph.D., Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D., & Adrian Sandler, M.D. Go to http://www.tracecenter.info/snapshots/snapshots_vol2_no4.pdf
Over the past 5 years, child poverty in the United States has risen substantially, increasing by 12 percent. More than 1.4 million children have been added to the poverty rolls since 2000. This new report from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) describes which children and families have been most affected region by region and finds that the highest increase in child poverty has been in the Midwest. Go to http://nccp.org/publications/pub_672.html