The Council for Exceptional Children is committed to upholding the vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to supporting all of our members, volunteers, and staff as well as the infants...
Diversity in the Field
On Thursday, the House Education and Labor Committee considered education-related provisions of the Build Back Better Act, a bill that reflects much of President Biden’s American Families Plan. The...
September 10, 2021
Castaways on Gilligan’s Island: Minoritized Special Education Teachers of Color Advocating for Equity
Teachers of color in special education often report feeling isolated in their work environments, affecting their sense of belonging and decision to stay in their positions. Although these teachers...
TEACHING Exceptional Children
The U.S. Department of Education has implemented new changes to the TEACH Grant Program, the federal student aid grant program for students who study teaching and agree to spend four years working in high-need fields and underserved schools upon receiving a bachelor’s degree.
July 08, 2021
Endorsed by CEC, the newly introduced DIVERSIFY Act aims to create a more prepared and diverse educator workforce through expanding the TEACH Grant.
May 21, 2021
This week, President Biden announced the details of the American Families Plan, an important step toward reversing the educator shortage crisis.
April 30, 2021
As teachers, we are often very resistant to trouble. I mean...PBIS, right? But sometimes, you have to—as the beloved John Lewis often said and reminded us before he became ancestor—get in ‘good trouble’.
February 25, 2021
The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) published a blog post in their "Learning in the Time of COVID-19" series aimed at understanding the impact of the pandemic on students’ access to both well-prepared...
February 19, 2021
On Wednesday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Educator Job Fund Act, which would provide state and local school districts more than $260 billion to create a grant program focused on teacher pay, recruitment, and training.
November 20, 2020
This month, the National Center for Education Statistics released a snapshot of race and ethnicity of public school teachers in the United States, using data from the 2017–18 National Teacher and Principal Survey.
September 25, 2020