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The Federal Policy Picture in 2021

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As the 117th Congress begins to legislate, it is imperative that educators from across the country understand what to expect from the federal government in the weeks and months ahead.  Dr. Kevin Rubenstein, the Chair of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Policy and Legislative Committee, will discuss several hot topics for educators including:

  • New members of Congress

  • The Biden Administration and education

  • The stimulus package from December and what’s next

Importantly, we will also discuss the role of educators in working with Members of Congress and the Administration on issues related to supporting our students and their families.

Kevin RubensteinDr. Kevin Rubenstein is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, a district serving approximately 8400 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Transition in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  In this role, he oversees all aspects of special education, Section 504 programming, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support/ Response to Intervention.  In addition to his work within the district, Rubenstein is also active with the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) as the Past-President and serves as a member of the Policy Steering Committee for the Council for Exceptional Children and as the Chair of the Policy Steering Committee for the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).

Prior to coming to Elmhurst, Rubenstein held positions in school districts in the Chicago area.  He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Loyola University Chicago and three other graduate level degrees.  His undergraduate work was completed at Illinois State University in Political Science and he enjoys spending any free time with his eight nieces and nephews.

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