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Survey Finds Teachers, Paraeducators Largely Unprepared For Students With IEPs

July 9, 2019

By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so. In a survey of nearly 1,500 special education teachers across the country, just 8 percent rated the general education teachers they work alongside as well-prepared to serve […]

From Prison to Dean’s List: How Danielle Metz Got an Education After Incarceration

July 8, 2019

By: Casey Parks
Source: The Hechinger Report The sun glowed gold, and a second line parade was tuning its horns just a few streets away. But Danielle Metz had missed half her life already, and she couldn’t spare the afternoon, even one as unseasonably warm as this mid-February Sunday. She climbed the stairs to the shotgun […]

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls on 9 Key Education Issues

July 8, 2019

By: Linda Jacobson
Source: Education Dive Vying for an endorsement from the nation’s largest labor union, 10 Democratic presidential candidates responded to educators’ questions on issues ranging from charter schools to gun violence Friday during a National Education Association (NEA) forum. “They came to listen to you,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said during the […]

Momentum Growing To End Subminimum Wage

July 8, 2019

By: Courtney Perkes
Source: Disability Scoop With federal lawmakers slow to act, cities and states are increasingly moving to bar employers from paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage. In the last few years, a handful of states and cities have banned or restricted the practice, and advocates say momentum is growing across the […]

How Tech Is Taking Social-Emotional Learning out of Its Silo

July 6, 2019

By: Caitlin Krause
Source: EdSurge When I started out as a high school teacher in the early 2000s, I was using a lot of technology designed for connection. It was the advent of SmartBoards and podcasts, voicethreads and vlogging. Yet even in the midst of all the excitement, I didn’t feel completely connected with my […]

School Police Operations to Get an Overhaul in Two Big-City Districts

July 3, 2019

By: Stephen Sawchuk
Source: Edweek Two of the nation’s largest school districts are revising their approach to school policing, highlighting an ongoing, complex debate in these post-Parkland days: Do police belong in schools? When—and under what conditions—should they be used? New York Mayor Bill de Blasio late last month announced the first revision in 20 […]

Tackling Teacher Retention in the Summer Months

July 3, 2019

By: Shawna De La Rosa
Source: Education Dive Administrators can take advantage of the summer months and build a good work environment by showing appreciation for teachers. Simple gestures go a long way towards keeping teachers connected and excited to return in the fall, Tracey Smith, principal of Brookwood Elementary in Georgia, writes for eSchool News. […]

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

July 2, 2019

By: Kristin Leong
Source:  EdSurge Families have moved their homes to Salisbury, North Carolina to live in the school district where Anthony Johnson teaches 4th and 5th grade on the slim chance that their children will be enrolled in his class. But no one who knew him back when he was a student, including Anthony, predicted […]