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U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

June 21, 2019

Happy Friday! Our featured article this week focuses on the use of restraint and seclusion in the classroom and how under-reporting on this practice could have crippling affects on students with disabilities. In other news, improved school culture is found to increase student attendance; Kohl’s introduces sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids with disabilities; researchers […]

The High Cost of Undercounting in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

June 14, 2019

Happy Friday and welcome Summer Break for those who ended the school year this week! Our featured article highlights how a new question on the 2020 decennial census may have a devastating impact on federal K-12 funding for school districts that serve the most vulnerable students. In other news, a muppet with Autism helps to […]

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

June 7, 2019

Happy Friday! Our featured story this week highlights the barriers teachers face when implementing new technology in their classrooms, as well as the diverse benefits Ed Tech can bring. In other news, school socioeconomics has been found to affect special education placement; a report predicts forty percent of elementary school teacher’s work to be automated […]

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

May 17, 2019

Happy Friday! Our featured article this week focuses on the struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities and the new initiatives schools are implementing to evoke change. In ed policy news, the U.S. Department of Education is fighting to delay a special education regulation that would stunt “Equity in IDEA” regulations. In other news, a […]

Wide Disparities Found in Special Ed Enrollment in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

April 26, 2019

In this week’s round up, we’re featuring a recent report from the Government Accountability Office that finds there are discrepancies between states on the number of students qualifying for services under IDEA due to inconsistent state policies and inadequate federal oversight. In other ed news, there is a federal law that has guaranteed students’ rights […]