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Schools Get More Diverse, ELL Instruction Remains Bleak

The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.

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Bedford (Onio) Hires Its Top Choice for Superintendent

“This was a very thorough search, and Mark Kleinhans is definitely the leader we need to have on board."

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Vt. Principal Earns Statewide Honor

Andy Paciulli has been named the 2013 Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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Seattle Special Ed Students Disciplined at Higher Rates

In a recent analysis, the Seattle Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council found that in Seattle Public Schools, 40 percent of all long-term or short-term suspensions were received by students identified as having a disability.

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Education Reform: Starting at the Beginning

The No Child Left Behind Act increased student and teacher accountability, tests and led to the development of the Common Core Standards. All of these are noble changes, well-intentioned changes and no one is arguing that change was needed, but the implementation of the changes in all grade levels meant that the students in grade 1-12 were held to standards for which they were not prepared.

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Customizing the classroom for each student using digital resources

Join this web seminar to learn how to use digital resources to achieve learning gains by providing customized instruction.

Products Enhance Common Core Implementation

As Common Core implementation begins, education publishers are creating products that align with the standards and take advantage of technology that elicits student engagement.

Fla. 6-month Rezoning Saga Ends This Week

After six months of parent angst and School Board debate, rezoning of Seminole County elementary schools will wrap up this week when the board gives final approval to new attendance zones for 17 schools.

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Conn. Autism Programs Increase Along With Numbers of Cases

The variety of Bridgeport school programs serving students on the autism spectrum has increased over the last decade as the district has sought to educate more students in its own schools instead of expensive outside programs.

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Aide Alleges a N.J. Life Skills Program Has Gone Off the Rails

It started as a transitional program, a way to teach special education students with developmental disabilities how to handle personal finances, find a job and live independently once they left school.

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