Spotlight on Special Education

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On Special Education

The Education Week Spotlight on Special Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Implementing a response to intervention framework for special learning needs
  • Using teaching techniques taken from brain and mind studies
  • Opportunities for cognitively disabled students seeking higher education
  • Approaches to trimming special education costs
  • Professional development for special education teachers who work in an online environment
  • Improving instruction to prevent the over-representation of minority students in special education

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Response to intervention began as a way to identify and teach struggling readers and special education students. It's fast becoming a way to change schooling for everyone.
March 2, 2011 – Education Week

Around the country, educators are starting to turn to research in mind and brain science in teaching students with disabilities.
January 18, 2012 – Education Week

For a growing number of students with intellectual disabilities, college is becoming a bridge between special education and work.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week

A private Massachusetts company specializes in showing districts how to rethink the way they staff and deliver special education services.
May 25, 2011 – Education Week

Teachers who work with special education students in an online environment benefit from intense, targeted instruction to assure they meet students' needs.
August 24, 2011 – Education Week

Experts say improvements in school instructional cultures can keep some struggling minority kids out of special education.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook

When therapists are scarce, some schools are turning to online speech lessons.
October 12, 2011 – Education Week

Controversial new guidance issued by the federal government will allow districts to make permanent cuts in special education spending.
September 14, 2011 – Education Week

With an estimated one out of 110 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, autism teaching competencies are critical, argue Emaley McCulloch and Janet Martin.
September 21, 2011 – Education Week

Helping young people with development disabilities to understand themselves can be a key to their success, writes Sandra Houghton.
March 23, 2011 – Education Week

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