Articles: Special Ed

Whiteboards Engage Autistic Students in Social Learning

Although touchscreen tablets work well as personalized tools, they cannot be a replacement for interactive whiteboards, which help autistic students with social learning in a group setting.

Raising the Bar for the Learning Disabled in Florida

Almost all of the 15 percent of Florida’s public school students identified as having learning disabilities are not exempt from the state’s push for rigor.

New Directions for Special Ed

Mainstreaming, population shifts, early intervention and budget cuts create challenges and opportunities for district leaders.

Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has urged more inclusion in the classroom and an end to the “2 percent rule,” which disguises the performance of students with special needs to boost a school’s scores.

Elevating Special Education

John O'Connor, executive director for special services at the DeKalb (Ga.) County School System, has helped reinvent instruction for special ed students.

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