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)

School 'Reform' Loses Steam as a Topline Political Issue

Topics such as early-childhood education and workforce preparation gain traction as safer and more voter-friendly than harder-edged school accountability issues. (December 7, 2018)

Special Ed. a Growing Priority in Teacher-Training Circles

(December 7, 2018)

What It Takes to Make Co-Teaching Work

(December 6, 2018)

Shortage of Special Educators Adds to Classroom Pressures

(December 5, 2018)

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  • Fifth grade teacher Kara Houppert, right, and special education teacher Lauren Eisinger co-teach a class at Naples Elementary School in Naples, N.Y. —Photographs by Mike Bradley for Education Week
  • First grade teacher Brittany Ritz and Eisinger, who works with more than one class at Naples Elementary, have a planning session. —Mike Bradley for Education Week
  • As a co-teaching team, Eisinger, far right, and 1st grade teacher Ritz use different strategies from day to day and lesson to lesson in serving the diverse needs of their students. —Mike Bradley 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

(December 10, 2018)

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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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What Schools Can Do to Help Prevent Suicides

How can schools work to prevent suicides? Here are some tips from those on the front lines—principal, social worker, teacher, suicide prevention expert, and a teen who needed help.
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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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Jahana Hayes on Her Path From Classroom to Congress (Video)

In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the nationally recognized teacher who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives discusses why she decided to run and her priorities as a new lawmaker. (November 28, 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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