NH Special Education Finance Conference Scheduled for March 31
2/22/2011 8:00:00 AM
DURHAM, N.H. – The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE) will present "Special Education Finance: A Conference on the Costs and Benefits of Inclusive Education" on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.
This timely conference, given the current fiscal challenges in our education system, is designed to both inform and create a forum where superintendents, principals, special education administrators, school board members, legislators, parents, and state agency leaders can engage in critical discussions about how fiscal policies and practices support effective and fiscally responsible inclusive education.
Keynote presenter Dr. Thomas Parrish, presenting via video conference, will compare New Hampshire’s identification, placement, spending, and outcome data to that of other states and will describe how state education finance policies can create disincentives or incentives for general education classroom placement. And perhaps most importantly, Dr. Parrish also will present data on the relationship between student placement, spending on special education, local school practices, and student performance.
Special Education Finance: A Conference on the Costs and Benefits of Inclusive Education
Date: March 31, 2011
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord
Registration Fee: $75, includes lunch and materials
Conference Presenter: Dr. Thomas Parrish (via video conference)
Conference Details and Online Registration: www.iod.unh.edu
Dr. Thomas Parrish serves as the Deputy Director of the Education and Human Development Program at the American Institutes for Research. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Special Education Finance that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Dr. Parrish combines expertise in education research and project management with direct experience as an educator. In addition to more than 25 years of experience leading and participating in a variety of educational policy studies, he spent five years teaching students with learning difficulties from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Education cost analysis and finance are areas of specialization for Dr. Parrish, who has a broad range of experience directing and providing leadership for projects in this area.
This one-day conference is part of the 2010-2011 Research to Practice Series in Inclusive Education presented by the NCIE and in collaboration with the NH Department of Education, NH Association of Special Education Administrators, NH School Administrators Association, and NH Principals Association. For more information, visit www.iod.unh.edu