|Keynote speaker to discuss special education finance|
Special education finance trends across the nation will be the focus of a keynote presentation from Thomas Parrish, EdD, at the Fall ODE/COSA Special Education Conference for Administrators at the Eugene Hilton October 11-13. Register online today.
Parrish has served as Director of the Center for Special Education Finance (CSEF) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for the past 15 years. In this capacity, he has assisted the federal government and many states in measuring special education costs and expenditures and in formulating fiscal policy. His major area of expertise and policy interest is K-12 education, with a focus on special populations and school reform.
Parrish’s presentation will address questions such as:
In addition to Parrish's Thursday presentation, there will be numerous breakout sessions focusing on such topics as Response to Intervention (RTI), behavioral supports, student records, transition, private and charter schools, assessment options, IEP partners, highly qualified teacher updates and many other relevant and important issues. Some of the sessions will be repeated while others will be on the same subject with a different focus (e.g., the session on transition data collection 2007 will be followed by a session on self advocacy which will then be followed by a session on transition in general). Following the lunch on Thursday, ODE Education Specialist Dianna Carrizales will present a general session on assessment.
Speakers such as Suzy Harris, Cory Dunn and Jay Gense will present on critical topics on Friday, with the conference adjourning at 2:30.
Special day-long events set for EI/ECSE, business managers, IT/data managers
If you have questions about this conference, don’t hesitate to email Sue Roessler.
|This page was last updated on Thursday, September 14, 2006 .|