“Public schools and public school educators play a significant role in the lives of children and youth with exceptionalities. CEC supports all public educators and specifically special educators and early interventionists who ensure a free and appropriate public education and early intervention services by providing a quality continuum of program and services. This is a longstanding civil right supported by CEC’s member and guaranteed by IDEA,” said CEC President Laurie VanderPloeg.
As part of Public Schools Week, 50 national organizations will introduce a joint statement in support of public education today, on March 15, to promote the positive impact public schools have on our nation’s young people and the communities in which they live. To maintain this momentum, Members of Congress supporting this movement will share success stories about the schools and students from their respective districts.