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Building an Innovative Community for Special Education Team Leaders

CES Curriculum and Instructional Specialist in Special Education Laurel Peltier has been part of the team leading the statewide Special Education Team Leader Institute (SETLI) in Massachusetts since 2016, funded by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). CES had long led consulting and professional development work with special education directors, teams, and professionals in local districts and across the state. The Special Education Team Leader Institute model designed for Massachusetts and Connecticut worked to challenge current practices and expectations by...

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Hadley Elementary School cited for STEM focus

A national nonprofit organization, Project Lead the Way, is recognizing Hadley Elementary School for a focus on making every child successful in science, technology, engineering and math. The school recently was named as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way...

Supporting Access to Educational Technology 

In 1987, schools and districts were not commonly thinking about educational technology as a means to level the playing field for student opportunity. But CES (then named HEC) Executive Director Earl Batchelder was already testifying about it at the state hearings...

Student-Centered Programs Help Kids Feel Connected

“I love creating a community in the building and the students are part of that. The After School Program helps our kids to feel connected and that they have a voice.” – Lesley Wilson, JFK Middle School Principal, 2007 The first CES After School/21st Century...

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