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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 […]

District 75: ‘The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’ in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

April 19, 2019

Happy Friday! Our featured article this week highlights a former teacher’s experience at a District 75 school in New York City and the changes the school system has seen over the years. The district serves only children with severe special needs with the attitude that teachers “work on the ability, not the disability, because [they] […]

The Special Olympics Budget Clash: What Schools Could Have Lost in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

April 12, 2019

This week our round up highlights supports for students with special needs and children with disabilities. Our featured article is centered around raising awareness of the impact the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program has on students with and without intellectual disabilities by promoting meaningful connections through sports. In addition, a California special ed teacher […]

‘Sesame Street’ Character the New Face of Autism Awareness in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

April 5, 2019

Happy Friday! The month of April celebrates World Autism and the advocacy organization Autism Speaks is launching a new public awareness campaign encouraging parents to have their children screened early for autism by including ads that feature Julia, a Sesame Street muppet on the spectrum. In policy news, the president quickly reversed his position on […]