05 Aug AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up: Website Accessibility: 10 Things School Districts Should KnowAugust 5, 2016
This week, website accessibility took center stage in the news. As school district after school district faces lawsuits, find out the ten things you should know to avoid being next. Also, learn more about the advocate behind the lawsuits. Meanwhile, post DNC we know more about where Hillary Clinton stands on issues like PreK and disability rights. Finally, will Tennessee’s first voucher program for students with disabilities set a precedence for the nation? This news and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
Shortage of Special Ed Teachers Reported, Districts Desperate to Fill Positions
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas faces yet another teacher shortage, with hundreds of positions that still need to be filled before the school year starts up for most Arkansas students.
Social-Emotional Learning: States Collaborate to Craft Standards
Eight states will work collaboratively to create and implement plans to encourage social-emotional learning in their schools, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning announced this month.
Tennessee’s First Voucher Program, for Students with Disabilities
Up to 20,000 Tennessee families can now request funds from the state’s first education voucher program, which opened applications Monday.
Concerns About Overlapping ASD Research Persist
Nearly three years after investigators warned that most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” a new report finds some improvement but suggests that concerns remain.
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