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Tom on Point: The Underpinning of Democracy

With nine out of every 10 children attending public school, its a massive operation. Its also every American's birthright, so it's not surprising that the discussion surrounding public education is often highly political. Tackling these issues is essential to ensuring public education remains relevant and that democracy remains secured.

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COSA School Law Practice Seminar

Santa Fe, NM October 17 - October 19, 2019


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Tom on Point: The "Invisible Fences" of Education

Executive Director and CEO of NSBA Thomas J. Gentzel discusses the way school officials find themselves tightly restricted by limitations of their own making.

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Linking LifeReady Skills to Transition in Special Education

Special education students enrolled in career technical education classes demonstrate better school completion and graduation rates. They also equip students with the important skills needed to succeed in life, helping them transition into adulthood and close the achievement gap.

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From “Educating Peter” to Serving More Students with Special Needs

In 2017-18, approximately 6.9 million students attended special education in K-12 public schools. As participation rates continue to grow, a fully-funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is more important than ever.


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