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U.S. Director of Special Education Meets with Parents and Educators

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 5, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Tom Hehir, Director of the Office for Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, will meet with the public from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the atrium of Druckenmiller Hall at Bowdoin College to discuss strategies to improve educational results for students with disabilities.

The event offers parents, students and educators the chance to discuss special education in Maine with a national decision maker. Hehir will speak about recent research in special education, including early intervention, access to general education curricula, transition to employment and post-secondary education.

Hehir was appointed to direct the Office for Special Education Programs in 1993 after working as associate superintendent in the Chicago Public Schools, director of special education for the Boston Public Schools and a special education teacher.

A reception begins at 4 p.m., and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hehir will speak and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. It will be wheelchair accessible and signed for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. For information call 725-3465.

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