U.S. Assistant Secretary Posny to Address 2012 BEST Summer Institute, Focus on Education Reform

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Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will deliver a keynote address to the 2012 BEST Summer Institute Thursday in Killington, Vt., focusing on how to promote best practices, reform, and excellence in the education of students with disabilities. In her remarks, Posny will discuss Response to Intervention, Universal Design for Learning and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports as they relate to creating effective teaching and a positive school climate and culture.

The annual event involves teams of educators, families, community members and human service providers sharing and learning strategies for supporting students and their families, schools and communities.

Posny heads the Education Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, which includes programs aimed at helping and improving results and outcomes for the nation's infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities.