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  • The Latest Research on Student Absenteeism – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up

    Schools throughout the country are working hard to address chronic absenteeism. This week, we share with you the latest research on what’s working. In other news, individuals with Down syndrome will be represented in a comic book series debuting this summer and we’re really excited... The post The Latest Research on Student Absenteeism – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • New features coming to AcceliTRACK!

    AcceliTRACK Version 3.7.0.1 is scheduled to be released on May 10th!  We’re released a number of updates and enhancements with this version, including a new Quick Recorder for student activities. The Student Activity Quick Recorder functions just like the Quick Recorder for services and non-student activities, allowing... The post New features coming to AcceliTRACK! appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Student Absenteeism: Three New Studies to Know

    By: Sarah Sparks Source: Education Week For improving achievement, boosting student attendance seems like the lowest of the the low-hanging fruit: If you can’t get the kids to school, nothing else you do matters. But new research on chronic absenteeism reveals surprising details can make... The post Student Absenteeism: Three New Studies to Know appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome

    By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop In a first, a new comic book debuting this summer will feature a superhero with an extra 21st chromosome. Comic book publisher Lion Forge said they will introduce a character named Jonah, a teenage boy with Down syndrome, in... The post Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • School Bullying Is Down. Why Don’t Students Believe It?

    By: Anya Kamenetz Source: NPR Ed Read this article if you’re having a rough day. This is a rare story about positive social change. Every state now has laws against school bullying. In the past decade, many districts have overhauled discipline policies and created interventions... The post School Bullying Is Down. Why Don’t Students Believe It? appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Congress’ investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with autism entering adulthood. In a wide-ranging report released this month, the Government Accountability Office... The post Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Mom Battles Raytown District for Not Allowing Her to Observe Autistic Son in Class

    By: Eric Adler Source: The Kansas City Star From the time her boy was diagnosed with severe autism at age 2, Kim Riley has striven to do what she thinks is best for her son who, now 18, can speak some words but is largely nonconversational.... The post Mom Battles Raytown District for Not Allowing Her to Observe Autistic Son in Class appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • 6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

    By: Betty Ray Source: Edutopia Michael Foley, my high school Shakespeare teacher, was a known tyrant. As underclassmen, my friends and I would walk past his closed door, peer in the narrow vertical window, and see him gesticulating wildly at some hapless senior, blood vessels... The post 6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Parents and School Districts Often Clash over IEP Funding

    By: Pat Donachie Source: Education Dive Dive Brief: Parents seeking special education services for their children often face anxious and costly fights with school districts about how much the district should offer for additional services. In some cases, parents see their only viable option as... The post Parents and School Districts Often Clash over IEP Funding appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • We Know SEL Skills Are Important, So How the Heck Do We Measure Them?

    By: Jen Curtis Source: EdSurge Soft skills. SEL and MESH competencies. Habits of Heart and Mind. Whatever you call them, a growing body of research suggests these non-academic, social-emotional competencies deserve our attention. Studies have linked social-emotional learning (SEL) programs with improved focus, stronger relationships,... The post We Know SEL Skills Are Important, So How the Heck Do...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Health Bill Puts Medicaid At Risk – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up

    This week, the federal budget deal included an additional $90 million in special education funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. While the extra funding is certainly something to celebrate, Medicaid cuts included in the health care bill that the House passed on Thursday... The post Health Bill Puts Medicaid At Risk – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

    By: Erica Green Source: The New York Times While House Republicans lined up votes Wednesday for a Thursday showdown over their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Vickie Glenn sat in her Murphysboro, Ill., office and prayed for it to fail. Ms. Glenn, a... The post A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Is the High School Graduation Rate Inflated? No, Study Says

    By: Catherine Gewertz Source: Education Week Watered-down graduation requirements, mistaken calculations, and push-outs of unsuccessful students may have falsely boosted high school graduation rates in a few states, but are not widespread enough to have inflated the national graduation rate, which is at an all-time... The post Is the High School Graduation Rate Inflated? No, Study Says appeared fi...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • New ‘State of Learning Disabilities’ Report Tackles Stigmas

    By: Christina Samuels Source: Education Week The National Center for Learning Disabilities released Tuesday a new edition of its “State of Learning Disabilities” report, which gathers sobering statistics, first-person articles, and suggestions educators, parents and lawmakers can use to support children and youth with learning... The post New ‘State of Learning Disabilities’ Report Tackles Stigmas...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom

    By: Nick Wingfield Source: New York Times Last week, Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, slipped on a glove made of cardboard and clenched his hand into a fist, causing a robotic hand with fingers made of drinking straws to mimic his movements. The... The post Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Educators and School Psychologists Raise Alarms About ’13 Reasons Why’

    By: Moriah Balingit Source: The Washington Post Educators and school mental health professionals across the country are warning parents about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” saying the show’s graphic depiction of a teenager’s suicide could contribute to a “contagion effect” among students with mental... The post Educators and School Psychologists Raise Alarms About ’13 Reasons Why’ appeared f...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Schools Ban Fidget Toys as Classroom Distraction

    By: Kate Thayer Source: Chicago Tribune The latest craze in classrooms and on playgrounds comes in the form of brightly colored, hand-held trinkets that spin, have buttons to push or otherwise keep hands occupied. The aptly named fidgets are supposed to enhance concentration, reduce anxiety... The post Schools Ban Fidget Toys as Classroom Distraction appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Zappos Looks To Help Shoppers With Special Needs

    By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Online retail giant Zappos is looking to make it simpler for kids and adults with disabilities to find clothes that meet their sensory and physical needs. The retailer said recently that it is launching a special section on its... The post Zappos Looks To Help Shoppers With Special Needs appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Nationwide Effort to Stop Bullying in Schools Beginning to Pay off, Study Shows

    By: Jonathan Lapook Source: CBS News There’s been a nationwide effort recently to stop bullying in schools, and a new study shows it’s beginning to pay off. The morning announcements at Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, start with a heavy dose of pride.... The post Nationwide Effort to Stop Bullying in Schools Beginning to Pay off, Study Shows appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

    By: Andrew Ujifusa Source: Education Week Federal lawmakers have agreed to relatively small spending increases for Title I programs to districts and for special education, as part of a budget deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through the end of September. Title I spending... The post Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • New York City Mayor Announces Plan to Provide Free Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds

    By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that his administration will soon launch an effort to provide free, full-day prekindergarten programs for all 3-year-olds in the city by 2021. The plan, which starts in the fall,... The post New York City Mayor Announces Plan to Provide Free Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn’t Go To College, Then He Did

    By: Sophia Alvarez Boyd Source: NPR One day Ronnie Sidney, from Tappahannock, Va., was goofing off with his classmates in math when one of them threw a paper football at the board — and it landed a little too close to the teacher. Sidney says... The post His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn’t Go To College, Then He Did appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Expensive, Grueling Fights in Store for US Special Education – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up

    This week brought good news for NYC children and their families, with Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the extension of free full-day PreK programs for all 3-year-olds. But do these programs work? A new report explores that question. In other news, teacher shortages remain a... The post Expensive, Grueling Fights in Store for US Special Education – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up appeared first on Accel...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • $32 Million Is Headed to Indiana Schools to Educate English-Learners

    By: Shaina Cavazos Source: Chalkbeat Indiana schools serving students learning English are getting another budget boost this year. The state budget, passed last week and awaiting the governor’s final approval, sets aside about $32 million for English-language learners, up from about $20 million in 2015. That... The post $32 Million Is Headed to Indiana Schools to Educate English-Learners appeared ...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Beauty Pageant Contestant With Down Syndrome Set To Make History

    By: Aimee Blanchette Source: Disability Scoop When Mikayla Holmgren applied for the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, she submitted a lengthy résumé that highlighted her past pageant experience, her status as a triple-threat athlete and her work as a mentor for other young women like her.... The post Beauty Pageant Contestant With Down Syndrome Set To Make History appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • There Are No Quick Fixes for Teacher Shortage, Report Warns

    By: Brenda Iasevoli Source: Education Week If you think raising teacher salaries is the way to attract talented young people into the profession, well, that sort of easy-fix, across-the-board solution to the teacher shortage problem will just not do, according to a new report. Such... The post There Are No Quick Fixes for Teacher Shortage, Report Warns appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Expensive, Grueling Fights in Store for US Special Education

    By: Carolyn Thompson Source: Daily Tribune Lisa Connor felt her disabled daughter should have been making more progress in school, yet annual meetings with the district to set services and goals sometimes felt like a tug of war. A stroke had left Polina with a... The post Expensive, Grueling Fights in Store for US Special Education appeared first on Accelify.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • What Do We Really Know About the Value of Prekindergarten?

    By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post A task force of interdisciplinary scientists reviewed the evidence on the impact of state-funded prekindergarten programs and issued a report on its findings, which is the subject of this post by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham. The members of... The post What Do We Really Know About the Value of Prekindergarten? appeared first on Accelify.

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