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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...
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....
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...
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...
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...

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VA Beach City Public Schools Awards Medicaid Billing Contract to Accelify through Competitive Bid Process
RFP awarded includes Cooperative Procurement Agreement, allowing for extension of contract to other Virginia school divisions Brooklyn, NY – June 30, 2016 Accelify Solutions, LLC (Accelify) is pleased to announce that Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has awarded a contract to Accelify to provide...
Miami-Dade Public Schools Selects Accelify’s ERP Special Education Management System
Accelify is partnering with Miami-Dade Public Schools to implement its complete suite of ERP special education technology solutions for the 2016-17 school year. NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 — Accelify, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Miami-Dade Public Schools (MDCPS) to provide...
Lisa Powers, Former Special Education Director of Hampton City Schools, Joins Accelify Solutions
NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 — Accelify Solutions announced today that Lisa Powers, Ed.D., has joined the company as Lead Consultant, Accelify Consulting, the special education consulting branch of Accelify. With more than 35 years of experience holding classroom, building, and district level leadership positions...
Accelify Announces Special Autism Awareness Month Webinar on Puberty, Sexuality, and Relationships for Adolescents with ASD
NEW YORK, April 26, 2016  — Accelify Solutions (www.accelify.com) announced today upcoming webinar in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The webinar, entitled “Puberty, Sexuality, and Relationships: The Road to Adulthood for Adolescents with ASD,” will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 3:30pm ET and will...
Accelify Announces New Website Launch
The new accelify.com offers visitors enhanced functionality and content, providing a richer experience to explore Accelify’s ERP technology solutions for special education management. Accelify Solutions, LLC (Accelify), a leading provider of ERP technology solutions for special education management, announced today the launch of its newly...

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