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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

Click here to find the 2018 Conference Program

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • In a recent interview with Education Week, Johnny Collett, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education shared his views on issues of concern to the field of special education including: implementation of ESSA for students with disabilities, attempts by the Administration to rescind discipline guidance, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s school choice initiatives and his leadership goals at the U.S. Department of Education.


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

  • What triggered the behavior and, in turn, what did the behavior trigger? If only there was one answer! Figuring out underlying causes and anticipating the occurrence of negative behaviors are both central aspects to classroom management. Thats why this weeks FREE tool is a simple figure to remind teachers that the things that happen before ...