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  • Students Create Custom Pencil Grip For Girl With Special Needs
    By: Debbie Kelley Source: Disability Scoop By the end of the school day, 9-year-old Natalie Quintana is worn out from writing. Arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that contracts joints and weakens muscles, makes it hard to make a pencil dance across paper. But a custom-designed gripping... The post Students Create Custom Pencil Grip For Girl With Special Needs appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Teachers’ Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds
    By: Sarah Sparks Source: Education Week Young college graduates have a lot less incentive to become K-12 teachers in the United States than in other countries, according to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation. While American educators out-earn teachers in... The post Teachers’ Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds appeared firs...
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  • ‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability
    By: Karen Nelson Source: Disability Scoop An ABC News “20/20” film crew arrived at Singing River Hospital recently to interview Dr. Tyler Sexton, a staff pediatrician who overcame the odds and became a doctor even with cerebral palsy. The network is using his inspiring story... The post ‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Districts Meet Rising Demand for Services With New Personnel and Interventions
    National Center for Education Statistics, DAmag.me/nces Special ed services have increase over the years in both Los Angeles USD and Stillwater Area School District. One month before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Turlock USD was still short five speech-language pathologists. The salary offered... The post Districts Meet Rising Demand for Services With New Personnel and Interventions ap...
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  • The Missing Autistic Girls
    By: Carly Berwick Source: Edutopia On a recent hot summer afternoon, eight women sat at a table drawing and crafting at Felicity House, the world’s first community space devoted solely to women with autism. Opened just two years ago, the historic town house in the middle... The post The Missing Autistic Girls appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb
    By: Carolyn Said Source: Disability Scoop When Alex Ghenis moved into his Berkeley apartment, he spent thousands of dollars remodeling to accommodate his wheelchair, adding a roll-in shower, accessible shower fixtures, and hardwood floors in the living room and bedroom. In the bedroom, he set... The post Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Nearly a Third of U.S. Teenagers Use Technology to Cheat
    By: Sharon Noguchi Source: eSchool News U.S. teenagers think they are savvy about cybersecurity–so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content and 29 percent admit to using tech devices to cheat in school–but more than twice that many say they know... The post Nearly a Third of U.S. Teenagers Use Technology to Cheat appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Sensory Rooms Can Improve Special Education Comfort, Engagement
    By: Amelia Harper Source: EducationDive Dive Brief: Sensory rooms, which include special equipment and furnishings designed to calm anxious or overstimlulated students, can help students feel more comfortable in their classrooms and cause them to be less disruptive, District Administration reports. Specially trained teachers need... The post Sensory Rooms Can Improve Special Education Comfort, Eng...
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  • Study Finds Potential Economic Upside To Starting School Later In The Day
    By: All Things Considered Source: NPR There’s clear research that starting school at 8:30 a.m. or later has many benefits for teen health. But school districts aren’t changing, citing the costs of making start times later. A new study from the RAND Corporation found the... The post Study Finds Potential Economic Upside To Starting School Later In The Day appeared first on Accelify.
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  • New York City Unveils Universal Free Lunch in Time for the First Day of School
    By: Alex Zimmerman Source: Chalkbeat After years of lobbying from City Council members and school nutrition advocates, New York City will offer free lunch to all public school students regardless of their families’ income — a change the city expects will result in fewer students... The post New York City Unveils Universal Free Lunch in Time for the First Day of School appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Shoppers With Disabilities May Soon ‘Beam’ Into Stores
    By: Stephanie Ritenbaugh Pittsburg Post Gazette (via Disability Scoop) Satchel had two iPads in hand and was ready to buy some clothes — she was hoping to find a dress, maybe a yellow one. But she wasn’t browsing a store’s website. On her screen, she... The post Shoppers With Disabilities May Soon ‘Beam’ Into Stores appeared first on Accelify.
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  • How to Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School
    By: Meris Stansbury Source: eSchool News According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding... The post How to Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School appeared first on A...
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  • How Schoolchildren Will Cope With Hurricane Harvey
    By: Hayley Glatter Source: The Atlantic As floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey continue to rise in the nation’s fourth most-populous city, well over 100 districts across southeastern Texas remain shuttered during what for some would have been the opening days of the academic year. The closures affect hundreds of... The post How Schoolchildren Will Cope With Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Ac...
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  • Houston School Superintendent Says A Lot Of Work Ahead To Open Schools
    By: Laura Isensee Source: NPR This week was supposed to be the start of a brand-new school year for the 200,000, or so, students in the Houston Independent School District. Instead, kids, teachers and staff are dealing with the fallout from Harvey’s record-breaking rainfall and... The post Houston School Superintendent Says A Lot Of Work Ahead To Open Schools appeared first on Accelify.
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  • A School Counselor Takes To The Floodwaters To Rescue His Students And Their Families
    By: Anya Kamenetz Source: NPR Brandon McElveen’s Ford F150 pickup is lifted up about six inches. He says that’s just the style in the South, but this week, “it’s come in handy” for driving through up to four feet of water. McElveen’s a counselor at... The post A School Counselor Takes To The Floodwaters To Rescue His Students And Their Families appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?
    By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder. Dating to at least the 1960s, puzzle pieces have commonly been... The post Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece? appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Harvey Forces More Than 220 District Closures as Damages Mount
    By: Benjamin Harold Source: Education Week Prayer, gratitude, and social media are what’s getting Texas elementary school principal Susan Brenz through the continued devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The hardest part, Brenz said in a phone interview from her home near Houston where she has been... The post Harvey Forces More Than 220 District Closures as Damages Mount appeared first on Accel...
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  • Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says
    By: Christina Samuels Source: Education Week The research team whose work runs counter to conventional wisdom about minority enrollment in special education has released a new study that looks at a different, larger data set and comes to the same conclusion as its previous work:... The post Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Teacher Shortages Affecting Every State as 2017-18 School Year Begins
    By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post The 2017-18 school year has started in many places across the country, and federal data shows that every state is dealing with shortages of teachers in key subject areas. Some are having trouble finding substitute teachers, too. The... The post Teacher Shortages Affecting Every State as 2017-18 School Year Begins appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Seattle’s Push to End Lower Pay for Workers With Disabilities: Would It Help or Hurt?
    By: Paige Gross Source: The Seattle Times A proposed ban on paying Seattle workers with disabilities less than minimum wage could take effect as soon as next month, but some worry the change would have unintended consequences for the people it’s trying to help. Employers... The post Seattle’s Push to End Lower Pay for Workers With Disabilities: Would It Help or Hurt? appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
    Funds dedicated to autism research could see major gains by 2020 if a budget request called for by a federal autism committee is accepted by lawmakers. In other news, in a report out this week, WalletHub ranks state education systems, and surprisingly, finds mixed results... The post Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Massachusetts Tops in New Ranking of State Education Systems
    By: Pat Donachie Source: Education Dive The myriad ways in which school districts and states can be assessed can make it difficult to discern what a particular state’s strengths and weaknesses can be; a number of factors, including funding, exam assessment, student safety and teacher... The post Massachusetts Tops in New Ranking of State Education Systems appeared first on Accelify.
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  • There’s a National Teachers Hall of Fame? Who Knew?
    By: Claudio Sanchez Source: NPR Ed If you’ve ever driven south into Kansas on Interstate 35, past rolling prairies and wheat fields, eventually you’ll run into the town of Emporia, population 25,000 and home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame. I took that drive... The post There’s a National Teachers Hall of Fame? Who Knew? appeared first on Accelify.
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  • Informal and Formal Child Care Focus of New Harvard Study
    By: Christina Samuels Source: Education Week Several research papers have dug into the effects of child care and prekindergarten on young children, from the venerable Perry Preschool study that tracked participants into middle age, to newer research on programs such as those in Boston and in Tennessee. But millions of... The post Informal and Formal Child Care Focus of New Harvard Study appeared f...
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  • Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled
    By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020. The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a government advisory panel comprised of federal officials and members of the autism community,... The post Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled appeared first on Accelif...
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  • Indoor Skydiving Offers Those With Disabilities ‘Major Rush’
    By: Connie Ogle Source: Disability Scoop DAVIE, Fla. — When an inoperable tumor on her spine put Jessika Kattah in a wheelchair, the self-described adrenaline junkie knew that she was paralyzed and wouldn’t be able to walk again. But she could still fly. Kattah and... The post Indoor Skydiving Offers Those With Disabilities ‘Major Rush’ appeared first on Accelify.

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