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May 17 , 2006
DH 06 RH44
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
Internationally Honored Educator Speaks to CSUDH Master’s
in Special Education Graduates, Will Establish a Fund
- WHAT: Keynote speaker to address Master of Arts degree in Special Education candidates before they walk in their Graduate Commencement ceremonies.
- WHO: Frederick J. Weintraub, recipient of the international J.E. Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in Special Education from the International council for Exceptional Children. He has pledged to use the cash award given along with the honor to establish a Special Education Excellence Fund at the university’s College of Education. It is to be used for promoting educator leadership in support of children with, as Weintraub put it, ‘exceptionalities.’
- WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Courtyard, College of Education, at CSU Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA., off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways. Enter at the Tamcliff Street/Toro Center Drive entrance off East Victoria, immediately turn left on Dominguez Hills Parkway and proceed to Parking Lot 2, on the right. From Lot 2, walk west and a little south to the courtyard.
- Photos: Photography is allowed. The university cannot guarantee that it can provide photos afterward.
- For more information: Call University Communications and Public Affairs at (310) 243-2001 or call the College of Education at (310) 243-3510 during regular business hours.
Details: Weintraub is the 41st recipient of the Wallin Award. Leo F. Cain, founding president of CSU Dominguez Hills and another leader in the field of Special Education, was the ninth recipient of the award.
Weintraub spent much of his career influencing legislative and professional policy in Washington, D.C. He is now serving as the independent monitor for the Chandra Smith Modified Consent Decree in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Weintraub’s policy analysis provided the framework for the integral components of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. He also played a pivotal role in securing the enactment of the Gifted and Talented Children Education Assistance Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and Preschool and Early Intervention Services.
Weintraub also established what is considered the nation’s most comprehensive grassroots and professional advocacy network for children with special needs, the Council for Exceptional Children Children’s Action Network.
Weintraub’s recent publication, “Special Education Guide for California School Administrators,” has been endorsed by the California Association of School Administrators.
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