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Check out our new ESP Professional Development Page

ESP Council

This is a very stressful time for everyone with the threat of Covid-19. These uncertain times have wreak havoc on everyone’s emotions. Schools are closed and families are stressed! Many school districts are asking ESPs to continue professional development while planning and implementation is figured out for e-learning.

First of all please remember to breathe. We will prevail. We will get through this. To help ESPs navigate the professional development websites, I’ve created a new page to help you find great quality ESP professional development. Please check out the new ESP Professional Development page on this site.

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Everyone Counts: ESPs and the 2020 Census

In March, the U.S. Census Bureau sent mailings to households all across America. The response to these mailings will affect funding and political power in every state, city and school district. Over $1.5 trillion in federal funds rely on census data, including funds for special education, teacher training, school lunch, transportation, Head Start and after-school programs. Every person missed by the Census means less money and less political power for your community. Even though the Census is safe, important and necessary – it misses millions of people every time. This session will discuss NEA’s “Everyone Counts” campaign, and what ESPs can do to make sure they, their students and their communities are counted fully.