June 3, 2021
Learning Opportunities
Watch Party: Pre-Employment Transition Services Flexibility Based on Notice of Interpretation

A communal viewing of a presentation by NTACT:C staff members, Melissa Diehl and Christine Johnson provides an overview and background of the Notice of Interpretation (NOI) published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020, regarding the use of Federal VR funds reserved for pre-employment transition services. The Watch Party includes an interactive conversation immediately following the viewing.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
From Our Partners
8th Annual ED Games Expo, an all-virtual FREE event showcasing game-changing innovations in education technology (EdTech) that were developed through programs at ED and across government.

June 1-5, 2021
NCC Webinar: Where Are We Now: Program Accreditation Standards

NCC Webinar: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Data
The Comprehensive Center Network is hosting a series of meetings to support state and local teams, their community partners, and
other education stakeholders as they plan and implement learning and
enrichment activities during the summer and beyond. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT): on June 10th, June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, and August 12th
Join RAISE for professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with disabilities.
Monday, June 21 and Monday, June 28 - 2:00-4:00 pm EDT
Join NDRN for an upcoming webinar entitled, “VR and CAP Moving Forward Together: Effective Collaboration Strategies”, jointly planned by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT
The SSI Youth Solutions Conference will take place June 9-11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The Office of Disability Employment Policy initiated the SSI Youth Solutions initiative to identify potential solutions to improve employment outcomes for young adults ages 14 to 24 who apply for or receive Supplemental Security Income.
NCSI has hosted four sessions, including the foundational session, data literacy, stakeholder and family engagement sessions, and our most recent equitable research-informed practices on May 18. Recordings and PowerPoint presentations from each session can be found here.

Pursuing Equity for Black Students in K–12 Education: Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability Thought Leader Conversation (TLC) Series – Session 5: Systems Coherence. Our next and FINAL session of this series will be on July 13, 2021, 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET / 12:30–3:00 p.m. PT and will focus on Systems Coherence.
Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central details patterns in dual enrollment access and participation in the 2017/18 school year for the REL Central region states (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) and for the region overall. The report describes how dual enrollment access and participation varied with school characteristics, including school locale and percentage of students from low-income households.
Check out the Special Series: Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE): Lessons Learned to Support Transition Services and Programs published in the 2021 second issue of Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. All articles in this special series are OPEN ACCESS!!! 
The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to collect resources and exemplars on returning to in-person learning for students with disabilities. If you have resources or exemplars to share, please send: 
OSEP is pleased to release a new Fast Fact on School aged children 5 through 21 Served under Part B of the IDEA along with a new supplemental tool, Hand In Hand, which is intended to be used alongside the new OSEP Fast Fact.
Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group released the Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool, a comprehensive resource designed to assist state leaders in strengthening the quality and use of their career readiness data.  Advance CTE also published Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool State Implementation Guide.
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