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Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Dr. Speece is a former Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Deborah L. Speece came to VCU from the University of Maryland College of Education, where she was a professor of special education. She also served as the Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, where she was responsible for the national research agenda for special education. Her work is published in the leading journals in special education and educational psychology. She received the Special Education Field Leadership award from the University of Kansas. Interests: Students at risk for reading failure and includes studies on classification of children with learning disabilities and response to intervention.

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May Policy News Round-Up

  RISE Act Reintroduced in the Senate The Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate earlier this month. The RISE Act, which amends the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), has been one of NCLD’s major legislative priorities. The RISE Act focuses on three critical issues to ensure that students with … Continue reading May Policy News Round-Up

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