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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...
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...
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...
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...
What Autism Can Look Like – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
In light of Autism Awareness month, today we bring you a story about how to distinguish common autism behaviors and how to respond to them. In addition, we share findings published in the journal Autism, which suggests behavioral interventions can dramatically reduce elopement in kids...
For Every $1 Spent on SEL, There’s an $11 Return – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
A research report out this week suggests that for every $1 spent on social emotional learning (SEL) initiatives, there’s an $11 return on investment, providing further evidence that SEL should be a focus point for schools. In other news, legislation introduced to Congress aims to...
What’s New In Autism Research
This month we light it up blue in celebration of World Autism Month and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of those on the spectrum. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating ASD’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States, research into early detection and...
Hit the Road: Your Spring 2017 Education Events Calendar
The spring conference season is upon us, which means lots of travel, networking and professional development opportunities for educators everywhere. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest education conferences below. Mark your calendars and reach out if you’d like to meet with Accelify at any...
Where Does Bullying Happen the Most – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 3/27-3/31
Ever wonder where school bullying happens the most? This week we bring you a report that looks to answer that question and the results may surprise you.  Another study this week finds parents of kids on the spectrum spend less time together than couples with...
Supreme court ruling raises the bar for FAPE, but where do students stand today?
Last week, in notably the most significant special education case to hit the Supreme Court in decades, the decision was made to set a stricter standard for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate that students with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public...
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