24 Jun AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 6/20-24: America’s Not-So-Broken Education System

June 24, 2016

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It’s officially summer, which for educators means time for planning, PD, the pool, and pondering important life questions. For instance, does EdTech actually improve learning? How do we know if a student has a learning disability or is struggling in school for other reasons? Should kindergartners be playing or taking standardized tests? Is the American education system really broken? If early childhood education is so important, why do we pay PreK teachers less than tree trimmers? This first-official-week-of-summer, take some time to explore these questions and more with this week’s AcceliBEAT!

School bus full of children gesture and chant "hands up, don't shoot" as they drive past the scene of where, according to local media, police shot dead a 23-year-old man wielding a knife in the St Louis areaAmerica’s Not-So-Broken Education System
Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?



NOLANew Orleans Making Progress in Special Education, Monitor Says
New Orleans’ public school administrators have spent the last year working on a flurry of policies, information sheets and presentations to improve special education, according to court documents released Monday.



RTIRtI and Timely Special Ed Evals
New DOE guidance reminds schools not to let RtI delay special education evaluations.



graduateThese Graduates Beat the Odds, Now They Need a Job
Twenty years ago, Aimée Eubanks Davis taught in a middle school that served low-income kids in New Orleans.



Sandra MedinaPreschool Teachers Earn Less Than Tree Trimmers
Science says early learning is crucial, but teacher pay suggests otherwise.



SPED DCSpecial Ed School in DC Trains Students for the Mainstream Job Market
Training, support encouraged to boost worker qualifications.



KindergartnerMore Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations for Kindergartners
This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.



easing transition KindergartnerWhy Some Districts Are Putting New Emphasis on Easing the Transition to Kindergarten
Will my kindergartener sit at a desk all day? Do elementary schools open their doors to parents? When will my child’s school contact me?



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