08 Jul AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 7/4-7/8: Panel Ready to Propose Special-Ed Fixes, Legislator SaysJuly 8, 2016
This week the country celebrated Independence Day. What could be more American than ensuring all students have access to equal education? In Arkansas, a task force is going to bat for special education students, but will their proposed special-ed fixes be cost prohibitive? Learn how Broward County in Florida has made gifted education more equitable for all students. And while graduation gaps are top of mind, more and more schools are looking to data to identify at-risk students. Could this be key to keeping kids in school? This news and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
Is It Becoming Too Hard to Fail? Schools Are Shifting Toward No-Zero Grading Policies
School districts in the Washington area and across the country are adopting grading practices that make it more difficult for students to flunk classes, that give students opportunities to retake exams or turn in late work.
New ‘Early Warning’ System Aims to Help Memphis High Schools Identify Potential Dropouts
In a sea of data on hundreds of students about attendance, test scores, grades and behavior, educators can be challenged to identify a student who may not graduate.
Without ‘Grit’ or ‘No Excuses,’ How One Charter High School Is Preparing to Send High-Needs Students to College
Navigating a career path used to be like riding a steamship — a slow and steady trip to a certain future, said Erin Mote, a co-founder of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter High School.
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