Better Conversations with Dr. Jim Knight

In Better Conversations, Jim Knight honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. During this talk, Jim Knight will show us how to build stronger, more credible, caring, connected and better school conversations.


Family Engagement Conference

A one-day workshop for families, educators and administrators offering sessions on general parenting, college readiness, special education, safety, health, behavior, curriculum, and assessment. Sessions will be held in both English and Spanish.


Differentiating with Rigor and Engagement: Practical Applications

Discover high-impact, low preparation strategies that realistically help integrate standards and transform classrooms into rigorous learning environments.



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The Teacher Toolkit

A resourceful website developed by the Educator Certification Program that demonstrates powerful teaching strategies for use by novice and veteran teachers alike.

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USDE Section 504 Guide for Parents and Educators

In December 2016, USDE officials released a guide for parents and educators that outlines the obligations of Section 504 for school districts. It outlines the key requirements, scenarios and the relationship of 504 with IDEA and ADA. The resource guide reminds all educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance from the USDE that they must vigilantly […] Read More

USDE Guidance for Charters and Students with Disabilities

The USDE issued a letter (December 28, 2016) addressing the rights of students with disabilities who apply for or attend charter schools, clarifying that such students retain the rights afforded to them under IDEA, Section 504 and Title II of the ADA. In brief, the letter states student seeking to enroll or attend charter schools […] Read More