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Inclusive programs, potential setback from the DOJ, and a first grader’s surprising insight in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! This week we’re highlighting data from the past year that covers issues related to education to keep things in perspective as we move forward.  We also have a feature on a suburban-Chicago based program called GADOL (“giving adults...
2017 Education News Roundups
It’s that time of year again! As 2017 winds down, we’ve got some of our favorite education news roundups for you. Like top lessons learned from education research and from teachers in 2017. To keep things light, a roundup of this year’s top educational parodies,...
What I’ve Learned From Special Education Teachers – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
As students and educators prepared for the holiday break, many low-income working families, who depend on the federally funded Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover basic medical needs for their children, were left with little peace of mind when Congress decided to postpone new...
U.S. DOE Emphasis on Goals and Ambitions for Children with Disabilities – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Early this year, the U.S. Department of Education clarified the Supreme Court’s ruling that children with disabilities must not only be provided with educational services, but also have the support needed to empower them to grow and achieve ambitious goals from year to year. This...
Updates to Caseload management features in our latest version release!
Version 3.13.0.1 is now live!  We’ve released a number of  new features with this version, including some much anticipated updates to Caseload functionality described below! My Caseload Tab The button used to access My Caseload on the left side menu has been changed from an icon...
SPED Grad Rates, Alternative Diplomas, and State Report Cards in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
New federal data shows that the graduation rate for individuals with disabilities rose to 65.5% for the 2015-2016 school year. But what happens when those students graduate with an alternative diploma? We’ve got a story that explores that question below. In other news, the ABC...
ADHD Isn’t Always Obvious: What Educators Should Know About Inattention
In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about the apparent over-diagnosis of ADHD. Some parents, educators, and mental health professionals fear that too many rambunctious children are being diagnosed and treated, when really they are “just kids.”  However, while it may be true...
Tax Bill, Senate Nominee, and AI & Eye Tracking Screening for Dyslexia in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
Post-Thanksgiving, the tax bill passed the House and is making its way through the Senate. This tax bill may slash $1.5 trillion from federal revenue and devastate programs and services that support people with disabilities. In other news, the Senate has set December 5 as...
Support our Irma Relief Fundraising Campaign
Accelify’s partner school districts were impacted significantly during Hurricane Irma. Please support our GoFundMe campaign to help schools rebuild. All proceeds will go directly to Florida school districts to assist with the recovery effort. Click here to make a donation or share the campaign.
Hurricane Harvey, teacher shortages, racial disparities in special education and other top stories in this week’s AcceliBEAT
This past week our hearts were heavy as tropical storm Harvey flooded Houston and the surrounding areas. Today we share how educators and local school leaders are responding in the wake of the devastating storm and how the damage will impact students. In other news,...