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MCEC 78th Annual Conference

February 28 – March 2, 2018

MCEC Conference 2018

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Friday, March 2, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Holly Robinson Peete


Holly Robinson Peete Bio

Click here to find information on the conference and links to registration. 

We hope to see you in 2018!! 

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Many children, including those with disabilities, attend private schools using public funds through vouchers and education savings accounts (ESA). Many issues have been raised about accountability and transparency of these programs by families, public schools and the education and disability community. At the request of Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined (1) academic, administrative, and financial accountability mechanisms in private choice programs; (2) information available to the public and families on private choice programs and participating schools; and (3) how parents of students with disabilities are informed about changes...

Announcements

MCEC Board of Directors 2018 Nominations

MCEC is seeking candidates for our 2018 Election of Officers. Positions open this coming year include:
• Vice President (4-year term), 2020 President
• Treasurer (2-year term)
• Children's Action Network (CAN) Rep (2-year term)
• Member-at-Large (2-year term); 2 positions open

You are encouraged to submit your name, or recommend others for BOD candidacy in the 2018 election. The slate of candidates will be presented for the MCEC election in February, 2018. If you are interested in being on the slate of candidates, please complete the Candidate Interest Form. You can review the description of positions here.
Questions?? - Please contact Ann Walton

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2018 Honors and Awards Nominations

All nominations for Honors and Awards are due on December 22, 2017. For further details, please click on our Honors and Awards tab. 

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Welcome MiDCDD

We are excited to announce that we now have a new active special interest division in Michigan! We are proud to welcome the Michigan Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (MiDCDD).  Please take a minute to read their Newsletter. 

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Laurie VanderPloeg is the 2017 CEC President Elect

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2017 President Elect for CEC.  She will serve as President of CEC in 2018.  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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