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Educational Forms, Informal learning

Special education students need a whole child approach

September 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In early 2020, 7.3 million students received special education services as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That’s 14% of K–12 students in public schools in the United States […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 ways to address learning gaps for underserved students

August 22, 2022

Via: eSchool News

While it is now clear that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning – especially for historically underserved students – we are still discovering the most effective ways to help students recover. It turns out that summertime […]


News

Education Department Hosts Virtual Summit Today, Announces New Efforts and Resources for Supporting Mental Health and Students with Disabilities

May 23, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education will host a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, From Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges, and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with […]


News

Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs

May 16, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans for a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with […]


News

Education Department Launches Historic Real Pay for Real Jobs Initiative for People with Disabilities

March 18, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) released the notice inviting applications for the Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) demonstration project, aimed at increasing access for people with disabilities to jobs that pay good wages. […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Virtual schools can serve students with special needs—and do it well

March 8, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic brought special education to the forefront of the dialogue about education, with the media focus mainly directed at sharing stories of students separated from the in-school supports that they had come to rely upon, and parents struggling to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Stop isolating students with disabilities

February 11, 2022

Via: EdSource

The pandemic has given us all a taste of forced isolation. We’ve seen how it can leave individuals feeling lonely, scared and depressed. Imagine if that was your permanent experience. For many students with disabilities, isolation is the standard practice, […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Mentors help students with learning disabilities gain confidence, become self-advocates

October 22, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Dana Dickens likes it when her former students check in with her and when they do, several will ask if their old school — P.S. 76, the Asa Philip Randolph School for the Humanities in New York City — still […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Captioning for All

September 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For us folks with one of the great invisible disabilities, hearing loss, captions are a godsend. Their significance becomes dramatically evident in their absence, as occurs when one of us, David, has told family members that he’s hearing a movie […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Bill would improve access to accommodations for disabled students

August 26, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced last month contains a proposal for a simple policy change that would make a considerable difference in how students with disabilities access postsecondary education. The Respond, Innovate, Succeed and Empower Act, or RISE Act, would […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

3 ways to support students with disabilities post-pandemic

June 24, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Students with disabilities tend to show greater learning losses over the summer, and at times grow at academically higher rates than peers without disabilities, according to a new study showing detailed insight on academic growth among students with disabilities. The […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

State ed chiefs ponder coronavirus-era assessment challenges, solutions

October 6, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Serious yet creative discussions about how best to formally measure students’ academic gains are taking place among educators and testing experts nationwide who acknowledge they are concerned about safely and equitably administering high stakes assessments this school year. The challenges […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ed Dept: Schools can prioritize reopenings for students with disabilities

September 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In explaining why schools cannot phase-in in-person learning options based on a student’s “race, color or national origin,” OCR said such preferences would violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, schools may be required under Section […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Court rules ADA protected school nurses’ advocacy for students with disabilities

September 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The ADA forbids employers from retaliating against a person who has opposed any act or practice made unlawful by the federal law or because an individual has “made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

New guide aims to help schools navigate privacy concerns for students with disabilities

August 5, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When the coronavirus pandemic forced school buildings to close in spring, educators and students had to embrace distance learning, transitioning to an entirely different and largely unfamiliar learning model practically overnight. Aside from presenting logistical and curricular headaches, this created […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

This Pandemic Is No Time to Backtrack on Special Education

May 4, 2020

Via: Education Week

America’s public school system is arguably one of our nation’s greatest democratic achievements. The pandemic has only reinforced the importance of schools as the collective centers where we attend to students’ academic, physical, emotional, and social needs, including for students […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

April 1, 2020

Via: Education Week

At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

These 4 strategies can help school leaders avoid IDEA lawsuits

February 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Routinely changing federal regulations, spotty oversight and tight budgets can leave education leaders feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to serving students with disabilities. While administrators think their schools could be doing more to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Illinois bans use of isolated seclusion in school discipline

November 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The debate over the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools flared up earlier this month when three staff members at Guiding Hands private alternative school in El Dorado, California, were charged in the 2018 death of a student […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Montana school officials revise plan to identify autism

June 19, 2019

Via: Education Week

Montana public school officials are revising their plan to create a checklist to identify children with autism amid criticism that the proposal was too restrictive and could misidentify some students. The revised proposal released earlier this month by the state […]