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The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Special Education Principals' Association was conducted and the election results for the two positions listed for nomination (President and Treasurer) are as follows:
Fiona Forbes - Re-elected President
Frank Fogliati - Re-elected Treasurer
Minutes of the meeting will be tabled and listed on the website in due course.
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has commissioned advice on strategies that could assist school students with disability and special needs in the classroom and at school.Read more: Government Commissions Early Advice on Assistance for Students with Disability
The launch of the new draft Australian National Curriculum yesterday by ACARA demonstrates that this is not a document that includes ALL Australian students in our schools as was its mandate.Read more: National curriculum misses the mark for Students with Special Needs in Our Schools.
The launch of the policy released on Friday by the Coalition government is missing the mark for the vast majority of students with special educational needs in our education system. Current Department of Education and Workplace Relations shows the percentage of students with special education needs in our schools is over 6.4%. This package is limited in its ability to address the real need in our schools.Read more: Policy on Students with Disabilities Missing the mark for all Students with Special Needs