Call for Article Proposals for Educator’s Voice, Vol. XIII - Students with Disabilities: Access and Equity in the School Community

Ed Voice 13 Call for Proposals

Deadlines for Volume XIII:

  • Proposal submission deadline - DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL November 1st, 2019
  • Oct. 31, 2019 - NYSUT responds to proposal
  • Jan. 5, 2020 - Completed article submission
  • Fall, 2020 - Publication

Students with Disabilities: Access and Equity in the School Community

Under federal and state law and regulation, students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. However, the provision of special education programs and services is more than a basic educational entitlement.

Students with disabilities are to be afforded the same educational access and equity in the school community as their peers without disabilities.

Due to the range of school settings across New York State (e.g., preschool, elementary, middle, secondary; urban, rural, suburban; high-needs schools, low-need schools; public, private, Special Act, state-supported; etc.), providing meaningful access and equity while meeting the individual needs for this population can present unique challenges to educators. While thoughtful planning, professional learning, investment of resources, and the benefit of “lessons learned” are necessary considerations for educators, there is no single path that ensures success. In this volume we will present a range of practices designed to best meet the needs of students with disabilities.

We call for articles from educators across disciplines and grade levels that document successful practices in serving P–12 students with disabilities in their school community, and/or in partnership with institutions of higher education.

Examples of submission areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Access to the general education curriculum
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Skill development for greater independence
  • Innovative programs and services
  • Family and community engagement
  • P–20 Partnerships
  • Higher Education Research and Practice
  • Participation in extra-curricular and non-academic activities
  • Transition planning and support to post-school activities
  • Practices that support a positive school climate of integration and community

Proposal Guidelines:

Please tell us about your proposal by referencing each of the following nine elements (approximately 2–5 pages) and submit to NYSUT by Oct. 1, 2019. Please include the element titles.

Be sure to complete the author submission sheet and send it in with your proposal.

  1. Title: What is the working title for your article?


  2. Topic: What do you plan to write about? What practice or program will your article focus on? (Please provide specifics about school(s), grade levels, etc.)


  3. Relevance: Why is this practice relevant to the theme of this year’s volume on Culturally Responsive Teaching? Why is this topic important to you?


  4. Setting: Describe your setting and the student population(s) involved in the practice or programs.


  5. Practice: Describe the practice or program and your method or approach.


  6. Outcomes: What are the intended outcomes or indicators of success and how do you plan to measure or observe them?


  7. Research Base: Describe the academic research base that supports your practice. (Please provide specific examples/citations.)


  8. Diversity: How does your practice address the needs of diverse populations? 


  9. Collaboration: Explain how your practice involves collaboration with parents or other members of the school community.

Download Call For Proposals for more information and submission form.

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