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NC DPI EC Divison proposes changes to Policies

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division is holding 2 public hearings to hear your comments on proposed changes to Policies.
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Matthew C. Graziadei Award Application Deadline extended to February 24, 2014

NOTE: Because of last week's inclement weather, deadline has been extended. Applications must be POSTMARKED by Monday, February 24th! NC students with disabilities who are completing their last year of high school are eligible to be nominated for this award. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.
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New guidance from US DOE about bullying of students with disabilities.

Bullying of any student simply cannot be tolerated in our schools. A school where children don’t feel safe is a school where children struggle to learn. Every student deserves to thrive in a safe school and classroom free from bullying. Unfortunately, we know that children with disabilities are disproportionately affected by bullying.
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Believe in ECAC!

ECAC believes that... Every child brings unconditional love, opportunities, and challenges to their families. Every child's family, either birth or created, should have access to needed supports. Every child contributes to our society and some children challenge us to be better people.
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