Does Special Education Work for Students With Learning Disabilities? And More in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
November 8, 2019
Happy Friday! Our featured article showcases a recent report that finds students with learning disabilities who classified into special education improved academically. In ed policy news, new research paints a more nuanced picture of the hotly debated topic of minority students being disproportionately identified as having disabilities. In other news, a school in Minneapolis becomes a model of how peer groups can help special education students; families who can’t afford private evaluations may miss out on special education services; and a teacher in Florida is committed to spreading kindness to counter bullying and nurture social-emotional learning in the classroom. All this and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
Test scores for students with learning disabilities improve after they are classified into special education, and the gains are greatest for students who entered special education before they reached middle school, a recently released report finds.
Neifi Jorge entered his Bronx high school barely reading at a second-grade level, struggling to identify words like “stove” and “behind.”
Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development.
The topic has been at the center of a heated debate for years, but a new wave of research points to a more nuanced picture of race and disability in America.
A repurposed special needs school bus in Baltimore County, Maryland, is giving K-5 students a chance to code, build robots, use 3D printers and even fly drones.
In one corner of Edina’s South View Middle School, each day starts with a lesson in friendship.
Want to know the best thing about being kind? It’s contagious.
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