14 Oct AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 10/10-10/14: Bullying Often Triggers Fight Response in Kids with Disabilities

October 14, 2016

accelibeat - special ed
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and new research suggests that students with disabilities are not only more likely to be bullied, but also more likely to respond to bullying aggressively. Experts are also concerned that kids are using social media not just to cyber bully, but to pick and plan schoolyard fights. In lieu of such issues, we are hosting a webinar on how inclusion and SEL can both play a critical role in bullying prevention. Finally, this week the feds doled out grant money to various education programs, including transition, assessment and literacy initiatives intended to support students with disabilities. This news and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!

student being laughed at by other studentsBullying Often Triggers Fight Response in Kids with Disabilities
Children with disabilities are more likely than other kids to respond aggressively to bullying, researchers say, and they often attack not only those picking on them, but others as well.



silhouette of young boy standing in front of windowTwitter and Instagram Are Letting Kids Pick (and Plan) Schoolyard Fights
NEW ORLEANS — Just over a year ago, Beldon Batiste, then 15, stumbled across one of the largest fights he had ever seen.

An election official notes on a chalkboard in a national referendum in Santa CruzThe Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers
Unrealistic standards put educators on an anxiety-ridden trajectory.



The sign outside of the US Department of Education Federal BuildingNew Federal Special Education Grants Support Literacy, Testing and Transition
The U.S. Department of Education has rolled out several grants to support students with disabilities to improve literacy outcomes and to transition into college or work after leaving high school.



Doctor checking baby's heartbeatNew Medicaid Rules Could Threaten Funding for New York’s School-Based Health Centers
A change in New York state’s Medicaid reimbursement rules could reduce low-income students’ access to healthcare at hundreds of school-based clinics in New York City.



Students with disabilities walking on college campusEducation Department Aims to Improve Transition Outcomes
Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars toward efforts to better prepare students with disabilities for post-secondary education and competitive employment.



Young girl with headphones playing a game on an ipadThe Hottest Trend in Education Actually Started in Special Ed Classrooms 40 Years Ago
Given its reliance on technology, personalized learning might seem like a recent solution. But the truth is, the model began in the mid-1970s and had no ties to tech at all.



two girls in a classroom with their arms around one anotherWhy Teaching Kindness in Schools is Essential to Reduce Bullying
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior.



Teenage boys and girls having fun in the park on beautiful spring dayUpcoming Webinar: Preventing Bullying and Promoting Inclusion through SEL
In this webinar, Accelify’s Naama Yefet, will discuss how inclusion classrooms can improve social interactions of students with disabilities, the impact of bullying on students with and without disabilities, and will explore how integrating a school-wide SEL curricula and framework can support bullying prevention.



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