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A Month of Special Education Chats


I'm really excited about this: my colleagues at the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center (part of the same nonprofit that publishes Education Week) will be releasing a report on Monday that explores critical issues in special education, with a particular focus on high school students and transition issues. As a part of the release, we're hosting four online chats exploring different topics related to older students in special education.

Here's a link to a page describing both the report and the chat series, which will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. EST every Monday in November. I'll be the moderator of the chats to be held Nov. 10 and Nov. 24. My colleague Christopher Swanson, the director of the Research Center, will moderate Monday's chat and the one scheduled for Nov. 17. You can already start submitting questions for the Monday session.

You do not need any special equipment to participate or read the transcripts, just a computer and Internet access. You also don't have to be an Education Week subscriber to have access to the discussion, and transcripts will be available soon after each chat ends. This will be a great opportunity to get information from a variety of experts and talk about an age group that is often undercovered.

Please join in, and I look forward to "meeting" some of you!


I am excited about this. What a great opportunity. Thanks!

The month-long chats on special education have been great. Bringing in experts to talk about such timely issues has been wonderful, so has been the opportunity to sit at my desk and read the chats or access them later. I hope we can look forward to some more SpEd chats in the future. Thanks!

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