Educators and support professionals working with students with special needs must understand special education and gifted education policies and regulations mandated by federal and state law. This information changes frequently.
PSEA wants to help educators and support professionals do all they can for their students by providing up-to-date resources on special education and gifted education policy, along with classroom resources and best practice information.
Current News in Special Education
Current News in Special Education is an e-newsletter for PSEA members working with students with special needs. The newsletter provides timely updates on policy changes, legal issues, and professional development information.
http://idea.ed.gov Federal government's website that focuses on IDEA, federal legislation on special education and related material
Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education
A gifted child's academic and intellectual future can be shaped considerably by your awareness of the special needs of gifted students and the provision of appropriate services to best meet their needs. This page contains Gifted Education resources and regulations.
Meeting the needs of each student in a classroom is a challenging responsibility, and one required by Chapter 16 regulations. Every child deserves an appropriate education. The gifted child is no exception. Students learn at different speeds and differ in their ability to understand complex concepts. Students need challenging curriculum that matches classroom strategies with their advanced cognitive abilities.
PSEA and the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) have partnered to develop a booklet as a helpful tool for educators to teach and encourage growth of every student’s advanced cognitive abilities.