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Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

Each year, the office of special education programs, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, holds a project directors' conference teared for state and local officials who manage federally funded projects. This year's conference kicked of in Washington on Monday and will wrap up Wednesday. On the agenda: presentations on special education research, the Common Core State Standards, and intensive interventions, among other subjects. Here's a sampling of what people are tweeting about: 

Margo Mastropieri and Tom Scruggs, both professors of special education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., talked to attendees about what the field has learned after 30 years of collaboration research: 


Melody Musgrove, the director of the office of special education programs, urged high standards for students with disabilities: 




Lisa Dieker, an education professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, offered these thoughts during a presentation on common core implementation: 



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