Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, will give opening remarks at the “Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes” conference on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Minneapolis, Minn. Yudin will discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s early learning efforts and the importance of improving results and outcomes for young children. Yudin heads the Education Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, which includes programs aimed at improving results and outcomes for the nation's infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities.
The conference is designed to provide opportunities for participants to:
- Learn about other states’ strategies for measuring and improving outcomes for children and families, hear the latest guidance and resources from the Early Childhood Outcomes Center and other national technical assistance centers;
- Discuss common challenges and effective practices related to measuring and improving outcomes for children and families; and
- Gain information and resources about national research and evidence-based, effective practices related to children and families, early intervention, and preschool special education policies, programs and services.
The event is sponsored by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) and the Early Childhood Outcomes Center, and will be held prior to the Division of Early Childhood’s Annual Conference.