Education Links

CNN Student News

Brief, student-friendly news stories to help you keep up with what's going on in the world...

Click on the link:  www.CNN Student News or go to http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

Discovery Education

A good source of general information on just about any subject, plus top-notch videos, etc.
 

Hyper History

A wonderful source for interactive timelines and maps...

Click on the link:  Hyper History or go to 
http://www.hyperhistory.com

Buncombe County Schools

This website contains information regarding every aspect of education in Buncombe County Schools system from transportation to graduation.

North Carolina Department of Education

This is the general website for the NC DPI.  Information on all of the state's education initiatives as well as links to many other official education and government websites can be found here.
 
Click on the link: North Carolina DPI or go to http://dpi.state.nc.us

North Carolina Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children

As part of the North Carolina Department of Public Instructions, the Division of Exceptional Children is the governing body for Special Education programs and the specifics on the administration of Exceptional Student education in the state.

Click on the link:  North Carolina DPI EC/Special Education or go to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/ec/

North Carolina Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children

"Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards"
The parent/guardian handbook for EC/Special Education in North Carolina is available online at: http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/parent-resources/parents-rights-handbook

North Carolina State Board of Education

The business of education in North Carolina, including state school board policies, implementation efforts of No Child Left Behind, ABC standards, funding, etc.
 

Council for Exceptional Children
From their website, CEC’s core values and mission statement:

Core Values

v      Dignity and worth of all individuals.

v      Diversity and inclusiveness.

v      Advocacy and social justice.

v      Professional excellence, integrity, and accountability.

v      Full participation in society.

v      Effective individualized education.

v      Family engagement.

v      Collaboration and community.

v      Responsibility to members.

Mission

       The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families.
 
For more information, click on their link:  http://www.cec.sped.org or go to http://www.cec.sped.org

The Autism Society of America

The goal of the Autism Society of America (ASA) is to increase public awareness about autism and the issues faced by those who have been diagnosed as autistic, their families and the people who work with them.  It claims to be the oldest and largest nongovernmental organization in the autism community. The ASA is a great source of current information, research and reference material.

 

 

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