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Do Four-Day School Weeks Really Work – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 3/6-3/10
What a week! In a breakthrough study, researchers have identified yet another possible Autism biomarker that can predict which children will develop autism. In other news, Texas made major leaps in special ed reform, with the Texas Commissioner of Education announcing that the TEA intends...
ELLs: How Your State Is Doing and Other News – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/27-3/3
Late last week, NPR put out great data on the nation’s 5 million English Language Learners (ELLs). Check it out below. On the accessibility front, NYC has pledged to release detailed information regarding how accessible the city’s high schools are, a big step in helping...
New Features Released! Action Items Tab Added to AcceliTRACK Navigation
This week we released AcceliTRACK Version 3.5.0.1, and as part of the release, we added a great new feature to the side navigation.  The Action Items tab provides quick access to critical data requiring further action by simply clicking the link that displays the total count for...
Suspensions Plummet in NYC School That Incentivizes Good Behavior – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/20-2/24
Good Friday Morning. We have lots of education and disability news to share with you this week, including how one NYC school has used restorative justice to bring suspensions down from 150 per day to only a dozen in an entire semester. In other news,...
Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic? AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 2/13-2/17
This week, in a breakthrough study, researchers found autistic children could be diagnosed as early as infancy. In other autism news, Temple Grandin was named to the Women’s Hall of Fame, and while we know socializing isn’t always easy for those with autism, we explore how...
Accelify Launches #LoveTeaching Contest
This valentines week we asked our customers to share with us why they #LoveTeaching. See what they had to say below and join the love fest on Twitter or Facebook! To show our thanks, one lucky teacher or school provider will win a $100 Staples...
Schools Have Made Very Little Progress in Recruiting Minority Teachers
We’ve come a long way since Brown v. Board of Education began the desegregation of our nation’s schools, but we still have a ways to go. A report out this week shows schools in the nation’s capital remain intensely segregated, with a racial achievement gap...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 1/30-2/3: Cyberbullying Is NOT a Technology Issue – Here’s How to Really Combat It
Happy Friday! Last week we shared with you the NFL’s efforts to make the ProBowl autism-friendly. This week, it’s former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow in disability news, as his foundation prepares to host 375 proms for teens with disabilities across the US and worldwide. In...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 1/23-1/27: NFL Looks To Accommodate Fans With Autism
This week the NFL announced it’s making Sunday’s ProBowl autism-friendly. In other entertainment and disability news, ‘Life Animated’, a coming-of-age story about Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind’s son with autism, received an Oscar nod for best documentary feature, and a video of a 15-year old ballerina...
6 Education Webinars To Register For Now
Looking for some professional development opportunities? Look no further. We’ve lined up some awesome (mostly free!) webinars scheduled over the next few weeks. From navigating the transition to ESSA, to gifted-education for early learners, and the neuroscience behind effective special education, these webinars won’t disappoint!...