Five Top Technology Trends in Special Education

Fueled by technological advances, policy changes, and pressure from advocates, companies and researchers craft new tools and strategies to serve students with disabilities. (December 10, 2018)

Thousands of Teachers Can Have TEACH Grant Debt Forgiven

The U.S. Department of Education will cancel the debts of teachers who had grant aid turned into loans under a federal financial aid program, NPR reports. (December 10, 2018)

Report: Fed School Safety Panel Will Call for Scrapping Obama Discipline Guidance

(December 10, 2018)

More Than a Quarter of Schools May 'Need Improvement' Under ESSA, Experts Say

(December 10, 2018)

Special Ed. a Growing Priority in Teacher-Training Circles

(December 7, 2018)

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  • Benjamin Morin, 8, second from left, has a meal with his mother and father, Amanda and Jon Morin, and his brother Jacob Lewis at their home in Scarborough, Maine. Both boys are what is known as “twice exceptional” students, with disabilities and high academic skills. —Sarah Rice for Education Week
  • At home, signs help Benjamin Morin, 8, who is on the autism spectrum and has attention deficity hyperactivity disorder, remember things he needs to do. Parents of twice-exceptional students can have a hard time getting support for their children’s disabilities or access to gifted education. —Sarah Rice for Education Week
  • Jacob Lewis, 16, jokes with his mother at their home. Much of their joking centers around wordplay and puns. Jacob, who falls on the autism spectrum as does his brother, is very strong in language. —Sarah Rice for Education Week

Online Tools Help Parents Advocate for Spec. Ed. Kids

Once isolated, parents are using social media and the internet to find information and communities to assure their children get the services they need. (December 10, 2018)

What It Takes to Make a 4-Day School Week Work

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How to Be a Human Being First and a Principal Second

Leadership is a test. One very busy principal explains how he learned to pass. (December 7, 2018)

Why Education Improvement Strategies Always Disappoint

Fragmentation in education is hurting students, but we can fix it, writes LaVerne Srinivasan of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. (December 6, 2018)

How to Find Authentic Books About Asia, From Asia

It can be difficult to find translated books, writes David Jacobson. Here are tips and resources to help. (November 20, 2018)

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Inspector General Blasts U.S. Ed. Department's Handling of FERPA Complaints

The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures. (November 29, 2018)

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What It Takes to Make Co-Teaching Work

When a special education teacher and a regular classroom teacher are teamed in the classroom, they can multiply each other’s strengths. (December 4, 2018)

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Teachers’ Use of Ed-Tech Tools Rises Across the Board, But Time Pressures Persist

Teachers’ use of a variety of digital tools and platforms, from learning management systems to free and open resources, has risen over the past year, a new survey finds. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 28, 2018)

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