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AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up: 10/5-10/10
Missed the news this week? Accelify’s got you covered! Check out some of this week’s top stories. Florida Expands Medicaid — For KidsRepublican lawmakers in Florida snubbed the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for adults, but their states did broaden the program this year —...
Due Process Hearings On Decline
SOURCE: http://www.disabilityscoop.com Due Process Hearings On Decline Fewer special education disputes between parents and school districts are escalating to due process hearings, a new government report finds.The number of due process hearings nationwide declined from over 7,000 during the 2004-2005 school year to 2,262 by...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up: 2/21-2/26
Missed the news this week? Accelify’s got you covered! Check out some of this week’s top stories. The Debate Over Common CoreThe curriculum for boosting K-12 students’ academic performance has drawn critics on both sides of the political divide. Two School Districts Share Urban Education...
Accelify Client Success
THE CLIENT: Kansas based educational consortium and over 225 associated school district clients THE PROJECT: Fee-for-Service Medicaid Billing SITUATION: For most school districts in the United States, claiming reimbursement for Fee-For-Service (FFS) requires the documentation of each service provided to a Medicaid eligible Special Education...
The Evolution of the Common Core
Recognizing a need for consistent learning goals across all states, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) began to be developed in 2009 as a state-led effort to coordinate math and English academic standards. By providing educators with a clear and consistent framework to determine student...
Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness
In 2007, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the first Leaders and Laggards report to provide actionable data to state policymakers. The report launched an effort to dig into national statistics and rankings of state policy environments to find out who were the leaders, and...
Supporting High-Quality Education for Children with Disabilities
  Last Wednesday, Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced two bills that seek to fulfill the promise of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA, passed in 1975, was established to ensure access to a free,...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up: 09/7 – 09/12
Missed the news this week? Accelify’s got you covered! Check out some of this week’s top stories. Return on Educational Investment: 2014   A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity Harkin Introduces Bills to Support High-Quality Education for Children with Disabilities   IDEA Full Funding...
Get to Know Accelify Consulting
Today’s spotlight is on Kathy Clayton, Co-Founder of Ed21 Consulting Services and a Senior Consultant at Accelify Consulting. Kathy Clayton is co-founder of Ed21 Consulting Services that delivers data-driven and results-oriented consulting services at the district, regional, and state level. She is a lifelong educator...
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