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Evolving Definition of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
This week we have some good news to report! First, we would like to extend our congratulations to Miami-Dade Public Schools for their students achieving unprecedented gains on state standardized tests. Second, following last week’s news on the House approving to revoke funding reserved for...
What is Restorative Justice? – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Happy Father’s Day weekend! As families and friends celebrate this weekend, our top story is on schools using Restorative Justice, a method of encouraging students to resolve their conflicts by talking to each other, rather than implementing zero-tolerance policies. In ed policy news, the House...
Can Lowering Class Size Help Integrate Schools? Maybe, According to New Research – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Good weekend! Lots to report in this week’s roundup starting with a recent study that suggests one way schools can maintain diversity in the classroom is to offer smaller class sizes. Albeit interesting, this is an expensive approach, especially considering funding issues schools face as...
10 Apps for Students with Special Needs – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
As we head into June, we’re sharing a great resource of apps for students with special needs. This week’s featured articles include the high performance of students with disabilities at NYC’s Success Academy charter school pointing to a positive trend in how charter schools are...
Two Studies Point to the Power of Teacher-Student Relationships to Boost Learning
This weekend the “unofficial” start of summer begins and we’re sharing a great list of professional development offerings to help educators stay sharp over the coveted summer break. In our featured article, while it may seem obvious, teacher-student relationships matter. According to two studies around two...
The Question That Stopped This Teacher in Her Tracks: ‘I Know My Son Can Write, but Does He Have a Friend?’ – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Our featured topic this week is SEL, or social-emotional learning, which has been gaining traction in the classroom. Check out the video on Washoe County School District’s efforts in implementing a thoughtful SEL and assessment program to understand how students understand and cultivate SEL skills....
Why so Many Gifted yet Struggling Students Are Hidden in Plain Sight – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Happy Friday! In celebration of this Teacher Appreciation Week (and National Charter Schools Week), our leading article honors teachers with quotes from celebrities on the impact teachers have made on their lives. In another story, we share how one Texas principal is evaluating the role...
Autism Spectrum Disorder Guide: An Overview and Further Resources
Recent data monitored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Autism Spectrum Disorder is up 15% on average based on data collection in select states. Christina Samuels of Education Week analyzes that though there are wide disparities according to gender, race,...
‘Now Is the Time’ to Deliver Student Mental Healthcare – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
May the Fourth be with you! In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, this week’s featured articles include a group of high school students who lobbied for mental health resources at the state level, and the Broward County, FL school superintendent Robert Runcie’s message to address student mental...
The Brain Science Is In: Students’ Emotional Needs Matter in this Week’s AcceliBEAT
This week we feature an article on social-emotional learning (SEL) and brain development. More than a buzzword, new studies highlight the importance of SEL, showing how neuro, cognitive, and behavioral development is largely shaped by the environments and relationships that students live in, which in...
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