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How Special Education Is a Prime Example of Our Unhealthy ‘Obsession with Conformity’ in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 22, 2019

This week’s round up begins with a look into how special education exemplifies how schools seem to be designed for conformity. They often use behavioral approaches to instruction and intervention for children with disabilities with the intent to reduce “undesirable” behavior and reward and replace those behaviors with more “desirable” ones. In federal news, an […]

Special Education Reform That’s Good for Teachers in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 15, 2019

Happy President’s Day weekend! Our featured story begins with special education best practices that place greater emphasis on teacher time and training, particularly the role of general education. In ed policy news, lawmakers are seeking over $1 billion to address the needs of people with autism, a lawsuit alleges the Denver teacher strike will severely […]

Working with Dually Classified Learners in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 8, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year! In this week’s round up, we begin with strategies educators can use to support dually classified learners, who are English Language Learners (ELLs) diagnosed with special needs. In health and ed news, medication paramedics use to reverse opioid overdose are now being added to schools as high school drug abusers is […]

School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

January 25, 2019

Happy Friday! Our featured story this week highlights how school districts across the country are responding to help students and their families impacted by the persisting government shutdown. In other news, the Los Angeles teacher strike has raised a number of issues, including awareness for more counselors. Currently, California ranks 47th when it comes to […]

Special Education Is Broken in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

January 18, 2019

Happy Friday! For this long weekend, we begin by sharing important news from last week on the state of special education in the nation with a feature that examines the process of identifying children with disabilities. In ed policy news, if the government shutdown continues for months, the biggest concern for school districts is funding […]