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4th Annual Math Conference
October 22, 2018
Lansing Community College
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79th Annual
March 6-8, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan

We Hope You Enjoyed the
MCEC 78th Annual Conference

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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Representative Foxx (R.– N.C.), the House education committee chairwoman is pushing for a full House vote on the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508) in the next several weeks. It is unclear whether the House has enough votes to pass the bill. The PROSPER Act seeks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The bill was passed out of the Committee on Education and the Workforce last year as a totally partisan bill. CEC opposed the PROSPER Act in December 2017 as the act will undermine the preparation of highly effective special educators, access to higher education opportunities for youth with disabilities, and eliminates...


Election Results for
2018-19 Board of Directors

Elections for the 2018-19 Board of Directors took place from January 29, 2017 through February 27, 2017. Congratulations to the newly elected board members:
  • Vice President: Andrea Jasper, Associate Professor, Central Michigan University
  • Treasurer: Andrew Claes, Special Education Director, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
  • Children's Action Network (CAN) Coordinator: Mark King, Director of Compliance and Technical Assistance, Ottawa Area ISD
  • Member at Large: Amanda Brennan, Resource Room Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Member at Large: Carolyn Smith-Gerdes, Assistant Director of Special Education, Muskegon Area ISD

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Congratulations and MICHIGAN Pride!!

Laurie VanderPloeg is the
2018 CEC President

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2018 President for CEC.  Our very proud congratulations to Laurie, who has continued to be an active supporter of Michigan CEC through her service at the national level and in her work as the Director of Special Education for Kent ISD. 

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Membership Discount Offer - As a member of CEC you are also a member of MCEC- no additional fees.  Click here for the 2018 membership discount good through April 11th.

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Tool of the Week

  • Closing the Deal

    We all seek closure in important aspects of our lives—why not algebra? Student learning will benefit if you take a few minutes at the end of each algebra lesson to close the deal. Do students understand the purpose of the lesson? Do they have a sense of how it will lead to the next lesson? ...