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New Documents Posted to the Michigan Special Education Reference in Spring 2014

July 2014 – Two new Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) policy letters have been posted to the Michigan Special Education Reference (MI-SER).

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Camp Tuhsmeheta Offers Outdoor Education Opportunities for All Students

July 2014 – The camp, which was originally created to provide outdoor learning experiences for students with visual impairments, now accepts reservations from both educational and non-educational groups.

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Early Data is ‘Promising’ for Michigan Restorative Practice Pilot Project

June 2014 – Three dispute resolution centers in Michigan are participating in a pilot project that aims to reduce suspension and expulsion rates for Michigan students with disabilities.

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New Individualized Education Program Model Form Features Revised Assessment Section

May 2014 – The updated form is now available on the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education (MDE, OSE) website.

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