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» Articles: Special Ed
Articles: Special Ed
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.
SIDEBAR, September 2011
about Raising the Bar for the Learning Disabled in Florida
New Directions for Special Ed
Mainstreaming, population shifts, early intervention and budget cuts create challenges and opportunities for district leaders.
District Administration, June 2011
about New Directions for Special Ed
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.
District Administration, May 2011
about Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule
Common Core's Implications for Special Ed Students
The Common Core State Standards are raising the bar for special education students.
District Administration, Feb 2011
about Common Core's Implications for Special Ed Students
The iPad—Breaking New Ground in Special Education
Apple's iPad has received an unanticipated reaction from the autistic community.
District Administration, Nov 2010
about The iPad—Breaking New Ground in Special Education
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.
District Administration, Oct 2010
about Elevating Special Education
RTI Goes Mainstream
Increased education funding and new software and products motivate more districts to buy in to Response-to-Intervention.
District Administration, Apr 2010
about RTI Goes Mainstream
Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs
They need the same support as other students when it comes to postsecondary school planning.
District Administration, Feb 2010
about Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs
A Special Ed Alternative
A new private program for special education students helps administrators breathe easier and puts students on track for a successful future.
District Administration, Jan 2010
about A Special Ed Alternative
The New IDEA Money for Special Education in the Federal Recovery Act
Schools are advised not to build it into budgets just yet.
District Administration, May 2009
about The New IDEA Money for Special Education in the Federal Recovery Act
Capturing the Interest of AD/HD Students
Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools
District Administration, Apr 2009
about Capturing the Interest of AD/HD Students
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
The legal implications of managing these pupils.
Allison Fetter-Harrott, Amy M. Steketee, Mary Dare
District Administration, Mar 2009
about Disciplining Students with Disabilities
X-FACTOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GRANT: The Winner
Freshly baked cookies will be the end product of a cross-curricular financial education project.
District Administration, Jan 2009
about X-FACTOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GRANT: The Winner
X-FACTOR: Guest Judge Gives Reading and Writing Another Chance
Reading expert and author John Corcoran offers a unique perspective on the X-factor in schools today
District Administration, Jan 2009
about X-FACTOR: Guest Judge Gives Reading and Writing Another Chance
Desperately Seeking Special Ed Teachers
U.S. school districts seek qualified special educators. Offering supportive principals, strong mentoring programs and inclusive training programs.
District Administration, Dec 2008
about Desperately Seeking Special Ed Teachers
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