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Our Spring 2023 Edition Has Sprung!
Pack it in, winter. In this spring edition of The Bee, we cover timely resources and online tools, plus a Q&A with IDC TA Lead Christina MacDonald. Read on for all the latest.Read the Spring 2023 Edition
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Our IDC team brings with it a lifetime of experiences, insight, and collective wisdom that informs our work and shapes who we are. Check this space for an insider's glimpse at what makes us tick.
Christina MacDonald is an IDC TA specialist. In that role, she helps state and local education agencies consider their unique context and vision and works with them to identify how data can support the next steps in achieving their unique goals. She was kind enough to sit down with us recently to answer some important questions.
Rachel Wilkinson is an IDC State Liaison who provides technical assistance and support around IDEA Part B data, co-leads data-quality peer groups, and assists with the development of tools and resources based on needs from the field. She took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with us.
Chris Thacker is a State Liaison with IDC who provides technical assistance to states both on-site and virtually in addition to developing tools and products that help states with the submission of their Section 618 data and the SPP/APR. In his pre-IDC life, Chris also worked in both underground and surface coal mines and has been a revenue officer for the IRS. Intrigued, we sat down with Chris to learn more.
TA Specialist and IDC’s Project Manager Lee Anne Sulzberger knows that positive relationship building is critical when it comes to helping state and local agencies build their capacity for high-quality special education data. She recently sat down with us to help build that connection by answering some thoughtful—and fun—questions about her life in and out of IDC.
Lights! Camera! Data!
Want information about the special education data that states collect but don't know where to start? This video series from IDC offers an introduction to the data that states are required to report as part of IDEA's Section 618. Popcorn not included.Watch the Videos