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Building a Comprehensive System to Support All Students Getting to High School Graduation and Beyond
Web-based Event
April 27, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   (Eastern)
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) will host a discussion of how policy influences the creation of multiple pathways to high school graduation and the preparation of all youth for postsecondary education and careers. Panelists will discuss how federal, state and local policies can support efforts to prepare diverse learners for success, sharing examples such as New York City’s portfolio of schools serving all students, including those off-track to graduation. To register, email aypf@aypf.org.

Arab American Communities and Disabilities Conference: Lessons Learned for Dissemination, Training, and Technical Assistance
Web-based Event
April 27, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar is jointly presented by the Dissemination and Community Education and Technical Assistance Committees of the AUCD National Community Education Directors Council. The focus of this session will be the Arab American Communities and Disabilities Conference coordinated by The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD) in December 2011 as part of a series of Cultural Awareness Conferences. Lessons learned and implications for dissemination, training, and technical assistance will be discussed.

Got Transition Radio Show Episode 8: From Self-Advocacy to Opening Doors for Others
Web-based Event
April 26, 2012
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
On the “From Self-Advocacy to Opening Doors for Others” webinar, guest speaker Teresa Nguyen will join Got Transition Radio to talk about her experience transitioning to independence, discussing what it took, how she supports students within her work with the disability services center at the University of Colorado Boulder, and what has she learned from this as she continues her transition to adult health care.

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
Web-based Event
April 25, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
According to the recent “Building a Grad Nation report,” the number of high schools graduating 60% or fewer students on time (“dropout factories”) decreased from 2,007 schools in 2002 to 1,550 schools in 2010, and the national graduation rate increased from 72.6% in 2002 to 75.5% in 2009. The “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic” webinar will discuss data and findings from the report, focusing on what successful states and schools are doing to lower the dropout rate and federal recommendations that can help them in their efforts.

Connecting the Dots: Data Sharing in States and Communities to Better Connect Youth Services
Web-based Event
April 24, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
Data sharing is important, given the myriad systems that house information about our communities. Aligned and connected data can have a powerful impact on how teachers, service providers, parents, and policymakers work with young people individually and how help all youth in a community achieve their best outcomes. This webinar will discuss efforts to align community and state data, and tools to improve data-sharing effectiveness.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative, and Research
Conference
April 24, 2012 - April 25, 2012
Columbus, OH
The 12th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative, and Research, sponsored by ADA OSU, is a catalyst for positive change and for collaborations with partners in education, business, public and social service. The workshops bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants.

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents, and the Economy
Web-based Event
April 24, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   (Eastern)
The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents, and the Economy is the first large-scale national survey to reflect fully the effects of the economy on the teaching profession. The webinar will highlight the findings from the survey and examine the effects of the current economy on families and schools, the teaching profession, and parent and community engagement. Panelists will discuss the findings and the data points for policymakers and education leaders to note as they work to turn negative trends into positive ones.

Disability Policy Seminar
Conference
April 23, 2012 - April 25, 2012
Washington, DC
Hosted by the Arc of the United States and held in Washington, DC, this annual conference agenda of those in the movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a forum for the exchange of information about issues and preparing for face-to-face meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill. From self-advocates to family members, caregivers, and organizations serving individuals with I/DD, this is a large bloc of advocates who have the potential to change how the government views and interacts with people with disabilities.

The Principal’s Role in Implementing Common Core State Standards at the Secondary School Level
Web-based Event
April 12, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
Engaging school principals is critical in implementing the new common core state standards and lead large-scale changes in their schools that will enable students to achieve at the level required by the new standards. Before instruction can change, principals must build the capacity to change. The webinar “The Principal’s Role in Implementing Common Core State Standards at the Secondary School Level” will examine what kinds of preparation principals must undertake to ensure that their students will be prepared to master these new college- and career-ready standards and to demonstrate that mastery on the new assessments they will take in the 2014-2015 school year.

ILLOWA AHEAD Regional Conference
Conference
April 12, 2012 - April 13, 2012
Champaign, IL
The ILLOWA Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) Regional Conference will be held April 12-13, 2012, in Champaign, IL. For more information contact saddlerryanc@sau.edu

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