09 Sep AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 9/5-9/9: UN Panel Calls for Inclusive EducationSeptember 9, 2016
This week, inclusive education took the international stage as the UN named it as a basic right for students with disabilities across the world. But a new study raises concerns about the potential downside of inclusion, particularly upon students without disabilities. Meanwhile, with the new school year now underway, schools are beginning to take a closer look at mental health and how it affects student learning and are also developing plans to address one of the school system’s biggest problems: absenteeism. This news and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
School Nurses Can Be Mental Health ‘Detectives’ But They Need Help
School nurses play a critical role in identifying students with mental health disorders, but there aren’t enough of them and they often don’t have enough training.
5 Tips for Effective Communication Between Home and School
Strong communication between home and school is key to student success. When parents become involved in school, research shows that children are more likely to engage in positive behavior, to be more motivated to learn, to have more regular attendance, and to possess a more positive attitude about school all around.
A New Program Will Give 100 New York City Schools Extra Mental Health Training
The conversation about infusing New York City schools with mental health services often centers around “community school” programs that pour extra funding into low-performing schools and provide social workers or health clinics.
Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion
One of the foundations of federal special education law is that students with disabilities should be educated “to the maximum extent appropriate” with their peers who do not have disabilities
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