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U.S. Department of Education Releases Two New Publications for Parents

June 04, 2007

In the first publication, titled: "Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss", parents of children with hearing loss can find helpful information and resources in a publication produced for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) by the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss provides background on early intervention, the use of technology and other support available to children and their families.

To learn more, visit:  http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/products/opening_doors/index.html 

The second publication, titled: "Learning Opportunities For Your Child Through Alternate Assessments" introduces parents to the "big ideas" contained in school improvement efforts under NCLB and IDEA, and provides them with the information they need to help ensure that their children can benefit from these efforts. The end of this booklet identifies suggested sources of additional information that parents can use to help their children benefit from the nationwide education reform and accountability efforts intended to ensure high expectations for all children.

To read this publication, visit: http://www.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/learning/index.html

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