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For Every $1 Spent on SEL, There’s an $11 Return – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
A research report out this week suggests that for every $1 spent on social emotional learning (SEL) initiatives, there’s an $11 return on investment, providing further evidence that SEL should be a focus point for schools. In other news, legislation introduced to Congress aims to...
What’s New In Autism Research
This month we light it up blue in celebration of World Autism Month and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of those on the spectrum. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating ASD’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States, research into early detection and...
Hit the Road: Your Spring 2017 Education Events Calendar
The spring conference season is upon us, which means lots of travel, networking and professional development opportunities for educators everywhere. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest education conferences below. Mark your calendars and reach out if you’d like to meet with Accelify at any...
Where Does Bullying Happen the Most – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 3/27-3/31
Ever wonder where school bullying happens the most? This week we bring you a report that looks to answer that question and the results may surprise you.  Another study this week finds parents of kids on the spectrum spend less time together than couples with...
Supreme court ruling raises the bar for FAPE, but where do students stand today?
Last week, in notably the most significant special education case to hit the Supreme Court in decades, the decision was made to set a stricter standard for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate that students with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public...
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...