young girl working hard to write

13 Apr The “Nation’s Report Card,” growing support for teacher walkouts, VR intervention program for young adults with Autism, and more in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

This week, the “nation’s report card” came out with less than stellar  results, showing minimal progress in math and reading scores. Chalkbeat breaks it down below. We’d also like to draw your attention to the teacher walkouts continuing in Oklahoma despite legislative action that would...

Read More
scarlet - archie comics character

06 Apr Autism Awareness Month, special education and personalized learning, and nationwide teacher walkouts in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

As many of our readers know, April is National Autism Awareness Month. In light of this, we will be highlighting news stories this month related to Autism to help raise awareness. Sesame Street said they’ll be adding more resources to include kids on the spectrum...

Read More

09 Feb Reading disability, DOE’s pilot funding program, and the new Gerber Baby spokesbaby in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

This week’s featured article explores cutting-edge research that calls for more comprehensive tests to support students with reading disabilities. In education policy the DOE launched a pilot program that will allow districts to blend federal, state and local funding sources to prioritize funding based on...

Read More

02 Feb FDA Grants ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ Status to Potential Autism Drug – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up

Happy February! This week the FDA granted a ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation to the first drug that could improve social interaction and communication for individuals with ASD. Also big news this week, 8,800 teachers whose work permits depend on the DACA program face an uncertain future,...

Read More

19 Jan Why CHIP Matters to Schools, School District Rankings, and More in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

The looming threat of the loss of CHIP funding this year underlines the symbiotic relationship between health and education. Recent studies have shown that insufficient healthcare has detrimental effects to children's educational outcomes. This is also reason to support school-based healthcare centers, which is called...

Read More