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4 Resources to Build General Educators’ Understanding of Special Education

December 5, 2019

By: Angela Denning
Source: Frontline Education Special education leaders are in a unique position to accomplish good for their students, given their specialized training, talents and well-earned knowledge. They also have the unique ability to improve students’ experiences in general education. The complex and ever-changing world of special education can seem unfamiliar to general educators. […]

Kentucky District Adopts Unconventional Process to Fish for Gifted Students

December 4, 2019

By: Shawna De La Rosa
Source: Education Dive Teachers in Kentucky’s Jefferson County School District use “response lessons” to help identify gifted and talented students who would otherwise be missed, Education Week reports, noting that the changes led to a 44% increase in identified students, with nine out of 10 of those identified via the approach […]

Does AI, as a Tool, Deliver Student Feedback More Effectively Than the Ballpoint Pen?

December 3, 2019

By: Robert Comeau
Source: The Hechinger Report As the artificial intelligence revolution comes to education, teachers are rightly concerned that AI in schools will replace the human assessment of human learning. However, if developers work in tandem with teachers on the ground, fields like assisted writing feedback can evolve to make instruction more effective, more […]

Looking for Post-PISA Answers? Here’s What Our Obsession With Test Scores Overlooks

December 3, 2019

By: Ton Wan
Source: Edsurge The latest PISA scores are out. And for those who have closely followed the international test, which is delivered to 15-year-olds in developed countries every three years, the top-line results won’t offer many surprises. East Asian countries led the pack when it comes to reading, math and science, topped by […]

Identifying and Supporting Students With Dyspraxia

December 2, 2019

By: Laura Thomas
Source: Edutopia We’ve all known them—those students who fall out of their chairs for no apparent reason or trip over their own feet daily, who leave a trail of their things wherever they go, who seem to need to drag a finger along the wall, who have illegible handwriting, or who can’t […]

3-D Printing Helps Special Education Classrooms in Boise

November 27, 2019

By: Jessica Taylor
Source: KIVI Boise Education students at Boise State might not have had previous knowledge or interest in 3D printing. Still, the ability to individualize assistive technology has made drastic improvements in the day-to-day for the students they serve. “I’m going into special education, and I’m seeing all these needs students have, and […]

Schools Fail to Identify Thousands of Homeless Children, State Audit Finds

November 27, 2019

By: Carolyn Jones
Source: Edsource California schools undercounted their homeless students by at least 37 percent in 2017-18, according to a recent state audit. The state failed to provide those students with transportation, counseling, connections to social services and other benefits they’re entitled to under state and federal law. The audit, conducted by the office of […]

Mindfulness Instruction Makes a Big Impact on Learning

November 21, 2019

By: Dennis Pierce
Source:  eSchool News Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, a neighborhood whose history of gun violence earned it the moniker “Chiraq,” can be traumatic for students. Many students come to school having witnessed violence or abuse in their lives. When they take their seats for the morning bell, learning fractions or the parts […]

It’s Not Just Teachers: How Counselor Diversity Matters for Students of Color

November 20, 2019

By: Matt Barnum
Source:  Chalkbeat In a recent study, a high school counselor offered this honest description of the uncertainty of her job: “Maybe later, I’ll start to see kids come back and they’ll be like, oh this helped or that helped,” she said. Still, “Sometimes I leave and I’m like, I’ve done nothing.” Now, new research captures exactly […]