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ACCELIBEAT WEEKLY ROUND UP 12/5-12/9: PISA Finds US Students Still Below Average in Math
This week PISA results topped the news, with the triennial survey of 15-year-old students in OECD countries ranking the United States below average in math.  Despite this, a recent study reveals the rich-poor achievement gap may be narrowing.  In other news, the Obama administration releases its...
AcceliTRACK Version 3.3.0.1 Is Now Live!
We’re excited to announce the release of AcceliTRACK Version 3.3.0.1!  Continue below to preview system enhancements included with this version release   Drag and Drop Scheduler Now Defaults to Service Line Duration   Updates to the Drag and Drop Scheduler make scheduling services in AcceliTRACK easier than...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 11/28-12/2: 6 Potential Benefits of Bilingual Education
This week was a positive one for early education, with the U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services awarding over $247 million in Preschool Grants to 18 states. On a less positive note, while new research released reveals Latino families are seeking out...
#AccelifyGivesThanks Contest Winner Announced!
A big congrats to our #AccelifyGivesThanks iPad mini contest winner – Kelly O’Brian of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Thanks for participating in the contest and for all that you do for your students. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to participate in future contests!
Webinar Recap: Transition Planning – How To Avoid the “Black-Hole” Between Graduation and Adulthood
Jennifer Kaut, State Autism and Developmental Disorders Specialist for Texas Workforce Solutions, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, discusses best practices for transition planning   Transition planning and implementation of best practices is critical to ensuring successful transition to post-secondary options.  Evidence shows that if transition is not...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 11/14-11/18: Why Kids Need Recess
  This week a new report revealed that Virginia’s schools are growing more racially and economically segregated. In early education news, Mississippi expanded it’s early childhood program, while new research published shows the benefits of high-quality early education lasts through 5th grade. Finally, we look...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 11/7-11/11: Autism Drug Trial Underway
This week we share with you news about a groundbreaking drug in clinical trials that could yield symptomatic improvements in the treatment of children with autism.  In New York City, the struggle continues to manage special education compliance data.  In other news, disability portrayals on...
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 10/31-11/4: Thousands of Students Still Wait for Special Education Services or Don’t Receive Them at All
This week, new data reveal that students with disabilities in New York City schools are waiting too long for special education services, while some may not be receiving them at all. Meanwhile, the mayor is making it easier for these students to attend private schools....
AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 10/24-10/28: Preschool Unlawfully Expelled Girl with Down Syndrome
This week, the sad saga of school discipline and special ed continues as two stories of students with disabilities receiving inappropriate discipline emerge. Meanwhile, Texas politicians respond to allegations that the state has denied tens of thousands of students with disabilities the services they deserve....
Accelify Fall Update
Fall is here and the school year is off to a great start! We spent most of July through September traveling the country from the Southwest (where we welcomed new customer, Gallup-McKinley County Schools in NM) to the Midwest (where we welcomed a number of...