SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers' Right To Strike

Authors: National Public Radio

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Just one in four Americans, including just 36 percent of Republicans, believe teachers in this country are paid fairly. Three-quarters agree teachers have the right to strike.

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School Shootings and Students with ED by Charles Fox and Marilyn Green-Rebnord

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

COPAA, the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, released a statement after the Parkland shootings urging us not to use yet another school shooting tragedy as an impetus to marginalize students with emotional issues and mental illness but to remind us that school districts need to address these...

Help, My Student has a Huge Score Discrepancy Between Tests and I Don’t Know Why?

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Here’s a  familiar scenario to many SLPs. You’ve administered several standardized language tests to your student (e.g., CELF-5 & TILLS). You expected to see roughly similar scores across tests. Much to your surprise, you find that while your student attained somewhat average scores on one...

An Interview With DeVos' New Special Ed. Chief - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Johnny Collett’s selection to oversee special education for the U.S. Department of Education was a rare point of agreement between the Trump administration and the disability-advocacy community....

Components of Qualitative Writing Assessments: What Exactly are We Trying to Measure?

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Writing! The one assessment area that challenges many SLPs on daily basis! If one polls 10 SLPs on the topic of writing, one will get 10 completely different responses ranging from agreement and rejection to the diverse opinions regarding what should actually be assessed and how exactly it should be...

How Oklahoma Parents Are Dealing With Teacher Walkouts

Authors: National Public Radio

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For many parents, nine days of missed school is a logistical headache. That's why YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs and religious organizations have provided places for parents to bring their kids.

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Word Sorts

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Word sorts are an appropriate intervention to use with a whole class, small groups, or individual children. This intervention is intended to help with the acquisition of phonemic awareness skills. Word sorts can be used to categorize words based on common components. Words used in this intervention...

Visual Schedules

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

When learning routines, some individuals may benefit from having steps presented in a meaningful sequence with a clear start and finish (Schneider & Goldstein, 2009). Particularly, children with challenging behaviors, an intellectual disability, or autism spectrum disorder benefit from the use of...

The Essential 55-book review

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Apr 8, 2018 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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I was dusting some of my bookshelves and found this book The Essential 55 by Ron Clark. I remember being very impressed with this book back in 2009 and even wrote a book review. Remember something is a few years old doesn’t mean it isn’t very good or passe. Common sense and...

Disparities Persist In School Discipline, Says Government Watchdog

Authors: National Public Radio

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Black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in K-12 schools across the country, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School

Authors: National Public Radio

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The BARR model, for "Building Assets, Reducing Risks," has serious evidence backing it up as a solution for real improvements in student success.

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