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  • As Braille Literacy Declines, Reading Competitions Held To Boost Interest

    By: Blake Farmer Source: NPR Reading isn’t usually a competitive sport. But it’s become one for Braille readers because of a lack of excitement about Braille. Right now, the Los Angeles-based Braille Institute is putting on regional competitions like this one in a classroom at... The post As Braille Literacy Declines, Reading Competitions Held To Boost Interest appeared first on Accelify.

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  • The Teenagers of Rikers Island

    Tim Lisante is the superintendent of the school district that includes Rikers Island, the main prison complex in New York City.   By: Monica Disare Source: The Atlantic In Tim Lisante’s first year as an assistant principal at a school for youth on the prison... The post The Teenagers of Rikers Island appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Why Are Utah Teachers Leaving Their Jobs at Such a ‘Very High’ Rate?

    By: Marjorie Cortez Source: Deseret News Utah Utah’s state and local policymakers “should be alarmed at the high numbers of teachers leaving the state teaching core, particularly in the first few years,” recent public policy reports caution. More than half — 56 percent — of... The post Why Are Utah Teachers Leaving Their Jobs at Such a ‘Very High’ Rate? appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Bill Would Provide Big Tax Breaks to Teachers

    By: Tom Chorneau Source: Cabinet Report In an effort reduce the growing teacher shortage and improve retention rates, a bill pending before lawmakers would exclude certified classroom instructors from paying state income taxes after five years of service. The proposal, which could cost close to... The post Bill Would Provide Big Tax Breaks to Teachers appeared first on Accelify.

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  • For Kids With Autism, Shifting to Daylight Saving Time Is Time of Angst

    By: Molly Duffy Source: The Gazette Before third-grader Shellten Brown arrives at school, teachers at Viola Gibson Elementary in Cedar Rapids already have planned every minute of his day — from his morning routine to reading lessons to when he can go to the restroom.... The post For Kids With Autism, Shifting to Daylight Saving Time Is Time of Angst appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Do Four-Day School Weeks Really Work – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 3/6-3/10

    What a week! In a breakthrough study, researchers have identified yet another possible Autism biomarker that can predict which children will develop autism. In other news, Texas made major leaps in special ed reform, with the Texas Commissioner of Education announcing that the TEA intends... The post Do Four-Day School Weeks Really Work – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 3/6-3/10 appeared first on Accel...

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  • New Program to Help Aspiring Early Educators Focus on High-Needs Students

    By: Ashley Hopkinson Source: EdSource   Los Angeles Universal Preschool, also known as LAUP, launched a new certificate program this month for aspiring early education teachers and others who work with preschoolers that is focused on helping children with disabilities and emotional and behavior challenges. The... The post New Program to Help Aspiring Early Educators Focus on High-Needs Students ap...

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  • Police Learn To Better Understand People With Disabilities

    By: Emilie Eaton Source: Disability Scoop / San Antonio Express-News When Tom Iland began driving as a teenager roughly 15 years ago, his mother Emily fretted endlessly. Iland was diagnosed with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and his mother worried he might be stopped by police... The post Police Learn To Better Understand People With Disabilities appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Are Teachers K-12’s Greatest Untapped Innovation Engines?

    By: Roger Riddell Source: Education Dive In a panel at last week’s SXSWedu, moderated by The Teacher’s Guild Director Molly McMahon, a trio of two Texas K-12 administrators and a district teacher of the year from Georgia discussed the benefits of letting teachers drive innovation. Spring... The post Are Teachers K-12’s Greatest Untapped Innovation Engines? appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Are Four-Day School Weeks the Way of the Future?

    By: Marva Hinton Source: Education Week More school districts across the country are implementing four-day weeks. The move usually comes to save money, but many administrators say it has other benefits as well, such as the academic gains that might be achieved through a longer... The post Are Four-Day School Weeks the Way of the Future? appeared first on Accelify.

  • Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds

    By: Francisco Vara-Orta Source: Education Week A growing cadre of public policy researchers and lawmakers agree that school discipline rates remain high for black and Hispanic students, and those with disabilities, but a new study from the University of California takes it a step further... The post Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds appeared first on Accelify.

  • Power of Inclusive Preschool

    By: Matt Zalaznick Source: District Administration Pre-K programs for students with special needs vary widely in quality and scope. Some states and districts have long included students with special needs in pre-K classes alongside their more typically developing peers. But other schools systems have been... The post Power of Inclusive Preschool appeared first on Accelify.

  • Disney Guide Aims To Help Guests With Special Needs

    By: Eric Schwartzberg Source: Disability Scoop When Amy Schinner realized there wasn’t a comprehensive guide for guests with special needs to travel to Disney World, she decided she needed to write one. The mother of two said her epiphany arrived at a bookstore following her... The post Disney Guide Aims To Help Guests With Special Needs appeared first on Accelify.

  • When Connor Came to Class: Building an Inclusive Classroom

    By: Cossondra George Source: Education Week In the past, special education meant being educated somewhere else. Often, this education was administered in a separate classroom, where students with learning challenges were isolated from their age-appropriate peers. Then, gradually, state and federal mandates were implemented to... The post When Connor Came to Class: Building an Inclusive Classroom a...

  • New Book Outlines How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education

    By: Tara Garcia Mathewson Source: Education Dive Dive Brief: School districts have long been asked to give special education students access to an appropriate curriculum, but a new book highlights the more modern call for approaches that lead to academic success. “How Autism is Reshaping... The post New Book Outlines How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

  • TEA Eliminates Enrollment ‘Cap’ On Special Education

    By: Brian New Source: CBS DFW The Texas Education Agency  has eliminated what advocates say amounted to a cap placed on special education enrollment. In a letter from the Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath to disability rights attorneys, the state’s top education official wrote... The post TEA Eliminates Enrollment ‘Cap’ On Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

  • Researchers Identify Possible Autism Biomarker

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop For the second time in less than a month, researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough in their ability to spot autism signs in children who are less than a year old. A study published Monday suggests that by examining... The post Researchers Identify Possible Autism Biomarker appeared first on Accelify.

  • Language Is Barrier to Getting Special Education Services for Hispanic Students in Dallas ISD

    By: Eva-Marie Ayala Source: Dallas News Hispanic students are struggling to get the special education services they need in Dallas ISD because of language barriers and other communication problems, according to the summary of an external district review released Friday. But consultants found no evidence... The post Language Is Barrier to Getting Special Education Services for Hispanic Students in ...

  • ELLs: How Your State Is Doing and Other News – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/27-3/3

    Late last week, NPR put out great data on the nation’s 5 million English Language Learners (ELLs). Check it out below. On the accessibility front, NYC has pledged to release detailed information regarding how accessible the city’s high schools are, a big step in helping... The post ELLs: How Your State Is Doing and Other News – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/27-3/3 appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Can ‘Sober High’ Schools Keep Teenagers off Drugs?

    By: John D. Tulenko Source: The Hechinger Report Skinny and teeming with nervous energy, Matt Langley grew up with an outlook that was anything but upbeat. “I guess I was never comfortable in my own skin,” he says. “Everything that came out of my mouth,... The post Can ‘Sober High’ Schools Keep Teenagers off Drugs? appeared first on Accelify.

  • Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case

    By: Todd Spangler Source: Disability Scoop Wonder the goldendoodle will get another shot in court. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals should reconsider whether Ehlena Fry and her family can sue a Michigan school district... The post Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case appeared first on Accelify.

  • Denver Public Schools Is Identifying More Students of Color as Highly Gifted, but Big Disparities Remain

    By: Ann Schimke Source: Chalkbeat In the second year of an effort to provide students of color greater access to Denver Public Schools’ magnet programs for highly gifted students, white and Asian students continue to be over-identified and Hispanic and black students continue to be... The post Denver Public Schools Is Identifying More Students of Color as Highly Gifted, but Big Disparities Remain ...

  • Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests. In a study looking at over 17,000 children on the spectrum, researchers... The post Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed appeared first on Accelify.

  • Suspensions Plummet in NYC School That Incentivizes Good Behavior

    By: Tara Garcia Mathewson Source: Education Dive Robert Van Wyck Middle School in New York City has about 1,650 students, and four years ago it averaged about 150 suspensions per year. By the end of the first semester this year, there had only been a... The post Suspensions Plummet in NYC School That Incentivizes Good Behavior appeared first on Accelify.

  • GoFundMe Looks To Help Athletes With Disabilities

    By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop As thousands of athletes with disabilities from around the world prepare to converge upon the Special Olympics, they’re getting some help to make their way. GoFundMe has partnered with Special Olympics to highlight the stories of hundreds of athletes... The post GoFundMe Looks To Help Athletes With Disabilities appeared first on Accelify.

  • Prayers, Precision and Push-Ups: A Special Ed Teacher Puts His Unusual Background to Work in the Classroom

    By: Christina Veiga Source: Chalkbeat Caleb Asomugha’s professional life has taken many turns. He spent time exploring his faith in seminary, is a member of the Army Reserve and ran his own fitness business as a personal trainer. Asomugha’s latest venture: Teaching special education at... The post Prayers, Precision and Push-Ups: A Special Ed Teacher Puts His Unusual Background to Work in the Clas...

  • Remodeled River Terrace School Aims to Better Serve Special-Education Students

    By: Alejandra Matos Source: The Washington Post Kiara Jones is learning how to analyze data. But the 8-year-old is not using fancy software on a computer. She has a tactile board in front of her with the names of classmates and information on when they... The post Remodeled River Terrace School Aims to Better Serve Special-Education Students appeared first on Accelify.

  • Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic? AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/13-2/17

    This week, in a breakthrough study, researchers found autistic children could be diagnosed as early as infancy. In other autism news, Temple Grandin was named to the Women’s Hall of Fame, and while we know socializing isn’t always easy for those with autism, we explore how... The post Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic? AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/13-2/17 appeared first on Accelify.

  • Judge Says Blind Man Can Sue McDonald’s Over Drive-Thru-Only Ordering

    By: Ally Marotti Source: Chicago Tribune To the many who succumb to late-night cravings, McDonald’s drive-thru can be a beacon of fast-food hope. But without a car, the dreams of indulging in that burger desire are dashed. A blind man from Louisiana wants the fast-food giant... The post Judge Says Blind Man Can Sue McDonald’s Over Drive-Thru-Only Ordering appeared first on Accelify.

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  • Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic?

    By: Laura Entis Source: Fortune Autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated one in 68 children in the U.S. Early detection is important, but children typically can’t be diagnosed until after the age of two, when they start exhibiting symptoms such as repetitive behavior and difficulty... The post Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic? appeared first on Accelify.

  • Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line. Australian model Madeline Stuart introduced... The post Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line appeared first on Accelify.

  • Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

    By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame later this year. The Seneca Falls, N.Y. organization, which recognizes “women who have changed the course and culture of... The post Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame appeared first on Accelify.

  • Do Special-Ed Students Need ‘Special’ Teachers? Not According to Arizona’s SB 1317

    By: Sean Holstege Source: Phoenix New Times Imagine going to a doctor, learning you have brain damage, and being referred to a general practitioner instead of a neurologist. That’s exactly what state lawmakers are proposing to do with special education, said one Phoenix mother when... The post Do Special-Ed Students Need ‘Special’ Teachers? Not According to Arizona’s SB 1317 appeared first on Acce...

  • Accelify Launches #LoveTeaching Contest

    This valentines week we asked our customers to share with us why they #LoveTeaching. See what they had to say below and join the love fest on Twitter or Facebook! To show our thanks, one lucky teacher or school provider will win a $100 Staples... The post Accelify Launches #LoveTeaching Contest appeared first on Accelify.

  • Severely Disabled Kids’ Lives at Risk, Parents Say, as Texas Enacts Medicaid Cost-Savings Plan

    By: J. David McSwane Source: The Dallas Morning News Amy Pratt drove her severely disabled son, Quinten, four-plus hours to Children’s Medical Center Dallas only to learn the insurance company that Texas hired to care for him had suddenly denied payment for an important procedure,... The post Severely Disabled Kids’ Lives at Risk, Parents Say, as Texas Enacts Medicaid Cost-Savings Plan appeared fi...

  • Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right

    By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post Nancy Truitt Pierce is a member of the Monroe School Board in Washington state who was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to his STEM Alliance Advisory Board. In her day job, she is a consultant who convenes monthly... The post Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right appeared first on Accelify.

  • Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

    By: Peter Balonon-Rosen Source: NPR Ed It can be difficult to socialize and make friends for many children with autism. Often that’s because reading body language and others’ emotions doesn’t always come easily. Many of us seem to learn these social skills naturally, but maybe... The post Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion appeared first on Accelify.

  • Schools Have Made Very Little Progress in Recruiting Minority Teachers

    We’ve come a long way since Brown v. Board of Education began the desegregation of our nation’s schools, but we still have a ways to go. A report out this week shows schools in the nation’s capital remain intensely segregated, with a racial achievement gap... The post Schools Have Made Very Little Progress in Recruiting Minority Teachers appeared first on Accelify.

  • New Report Shows Schools in the Nation’s Capital Remain Intensely Segregated

    By: John McDonald Source: Civil Rights Project The UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles today released a new research report on segregation and its alternatives in Washington D.C. showing that despite the sharply increasing diversity of the nation’s capital, generation after generation of African American students... The post New Report Shows Schools in the Nation’s Capital Remain I...

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  • Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Parents and teachers should do more to embrace the preferred interests of those with autism, researchers say, pointing out that such aptitudes can be calming and form the basis for careers. Individuals on the spectrum often display intense interests... The post Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial appeared first on Accelify.

  • AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 1/30-2/3: Cyberbullying Is NOT a Technology Issue – Here’s How to Really Combat It

    Happy Friday! Last week we shared with you the NFL’s efforts to make the ProBowl autism-friendly. This week, it’s former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow in disability news, as his foundation prepares to host 375 proms for teens with disabilities across the US and worldwide. In... The post AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 1/30-2/3: Cyberbullying Is NOT a Technology Issue – Here’s How to Really Combat It appear...

  • Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop   Just before Valentine’s, hundreds of proms for teens and adults with disabilities are slated to take place at locations around the world on a single day. The parties organized by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow through his foundation... The post Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000 appeared first on Accelify.

  • Cyberbullying Is NOT a Technology Issue – Here’s How to Really Combat It

    By: Reginald Corbitt Source: eSchool News If schools and parents want to combat cyberbullying, they need to understand relational aggression first. Cyberbullying continues to grow and present itself as a huge challenge for schools, government policy makers, stakeholders, parents and the community—but is regulating access... The post Cyberbullying Is NOT a Technology Issue – Here’s How to Really Co...

  • Study Finds Law Boosted Services For Kids On The Spectrum

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Children with autism are receiving more services at no added cost to their families thanks to a federal law that requires expanded mental health coverage, researchers say. The 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act mandates that many... The post Study Finds Law Boosted Services For Kids On The Spectrum appeared first on Accelify.

  • Montabella Encourages Peer Interaction Through LINKS

    By: Meghan Nelson Source: The Daily News After grabbing their lunch boxes and lunch trays, six Montabella Elementary School kindergarten and first-grade students headed down the hall to the library to eat their lunch together. The lunch group is part of Montabella Community School’s LINKS Program,... The post Montabella Encourages Peer Interaction Through LINKS appeared first on Accelify.

  • A Pragmatic Approach To Funding Special Education

    By: James Stewart Source: The Huffington Post Education, particularly as it relates to children with disabilities, is arguably a hotter topic than ever before. Just last month, it was a subject of intense discussion at both the Senate hearing for the proposed Secretary of Education... The post A Pragmatic Approach To Funding Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

  • School on Saturday? Pinellas sees it as another way to reach struggling students

    By: Cara Fitzpatrick Source: Tampa Bay Times “I wrote a two-page story about Nate the Great,” she announced. Cadi, 9, could have slept in. She could have played outside. But she wanted to be in school. So here she was on a Saturday morning at... The post School on Saturday? Pinellas sees it as another way to reach struggling students appeared first on Accelify.

  • The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum

    By: Reyna Gobel Source: The Atlantic At Perea Preschool in Memphis, Tennessee, a teacher introduces mango to a circle of 16 4-year-olds for the first time. Another day, the children discover pumpkin during a play activity. Most of these children come from impoverished families where... The post The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum appeared first on Accelify.

  • Decades After Civil Rights Gains, Black Teachers a Rarity in Public Schools

    By: Greg Toppo and Mark Nichols Source: USA Today After a semester spent wrangling preschoolers, Ricardo Carter has learned one important lesson: Never say no. “I don’t use the word ‘no,’” he said recently during a break at Aiton Elementary School in Washington’s Deanwood neighborhood. “I... The post Decades After Civil Rights Gains, Black Teachers a Rarity in Public Schools appeared first on Acce...

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  • AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 9/5-9/9: UN Panel Calls for Inclusive Education

    This week, inclusive education took the international stage as the UN named it as a basic right for students with disabilities across the world. But a new study raises concerns about the potential downside of inclusion, particularly upon students without disabilities. Meanwhile, with the new... The post AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 9/5-9/9: UN Panel Calls for Inclusive Education appeared first on Ac...

  • Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion

    By Carmen Constantinescu & Christina A. Samuels Source: edweek.org One of the foundations of federal special education law is that students with disabilities should be educated “to the maximum extent appropriate” with their peers who do not have disabilities. But some researchers have recently found... The post Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion appeared first on Accelify.

  • A new program will give 100 New York City schools extra mental health training

    By Alex Zimmerman Source: chalkbeat.org The conversation about infusing New York City schools with mental health services often centers around “community school” programs that pour extra funding into low-performing schools and provide social workers or health clinics. But what about schools that aren’t in those... The post A new program will give 100 New York City schools extra mental health train...

  • UN Panel Calls For Inclusive Education

    By Shaun Heasley Source: disabilityscoop.com Being educated in an inclusive environment is a basic right for students with disabilities, according to a new set of guidelines from the United Nations. Governments must work together with people who have disabilities and other stakeholders to ensure that... The post UN Panel Calls For Inclusive Education appeared first on Accelify.

  • Our Opinion: Teacher shortage hits special education particularly hard

    By The Editorial Board Source: centralmaine.com Maine is one of 49 states with a problem, and it will take a culture change to solve it. Maine, along with every other state not named Pennsylvania, reports an ongoing and growing shortage of special education teachers. In... The post Our Opinion: Teacher shortage hits special education particularly hard appeared first on Accelify.

  • The Long-Term Consequences of Missing School

    By Mikhail Zinshteyn Source: theatlantic.com Six million children are chronically absent, half of whom are enrolled at just 4 percent of the nation’s school districts. The precocious teen who’s too cool for school—earning high marks despite skipping class—is a pop-culture standard, the idealized version of... The post The Long-Term Consequences of Missing School appeared first on Accelify.

  • American schools have a chronic absentee problem

    By Joe Heim Source washingtonpost.com If showing up is half the battle, a lot of American schoolchildren are in trouble. A new analysis of data collected by the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights from the 2013-14 school year shows that more than 6.5 million... The post American schools have a chronic absentee problem appeared first on Accelify.

  • School Nurses Can Be Mental Health ‘Detectives’ But They Need Help

    By Kavitha Cardoza Source: npr.org Patricia Tolson has some visitors. Two 5-year-old girls, best friends, hold hands in her office at Van Ness Elementary School in Washington, D.C., one complaining she doesn’t feel well. Tolson, the school nurse, asks, “How long has your stomach been... The post School Nurses Can Be Mental Health ‘Detectives’ But They Need Help appeared first on Accelify.

  • Charter Schools Aren’t Good for Blacks, Civil Rights Groups Say

    By Arianna Prothero Source: edweek.org African-American students make up a major share of enrollment in the nation’s charter schools—and in some cities, they dominate. But since two black civil rights organizations born from different generations called for a halt to opening new charters, debate has... The post Charter Schools Aren’t Good for Blacks, Civil Rights Groups Say appeared first on Accel...

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