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Special Education Opinion How to Build Inclusive Classrooms
If teachers start from the premise that all students can make valuable contributions, that opens avenues to success.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 19, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Spotlight Spotlight on Inclusivity
This Spotlight will help you identify inclusion gaps, evaluate what it takes to create a healthy school environment, and more.
February 22, 2022
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Special Education Opinion Inclusive Teachers Must Be 'Asset-Based Believers'
Four veteran educators share tips on supporting students with learning differences as they return to classrooms during this pandemic year.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 5, 2021
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Special Education Opinion Q&A Collections: The Inclusive Classroom
Ten years of posts from experienced teachers of students with learning differences.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 10, 2021
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Special Education Explainer Special Education: Definition, Statistics, and Trends
What is special education and what do we know about the student special education population and the teachers who educate them?
Maya Riser-Kositsky, December 17, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Our District Reimagined Special Education
We should have one nimble education system that serves all students, writes Colorado educator Steve Sandoval.
Steve Sandoval, September 16, 2019
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Special Education Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students With IEPs
Many English-learners and students with disabilities spend lots of time in the general education classroom, and yet teachers there often lack training in how to meet their needs
Corey Mitchell, May 14, 2019
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Special Education Opinion Students With Disabilities Deserve Inclusion. It's Also the Best Way to Teach
Inclusion doesn't just mean throwing disabled students into general education classrooms without support, writes disability advocate Hannah Grieco.
Hannah Grieco, May 7, 2019
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Students in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in Des Moines, Iowa, celebrate an agreement to bring the program to schools throughout the district. Federal funding for the program nationally was threatened with elimination in the Trump administration's recent federal budget proposal.
Students in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in Des Moines, Iowa, celebrate an agreement to bring the program to schools throughout the district. Federal funding for the program nationally was threatened with elimination in the Trump administration's recent federal budget proposal.
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Special Education The Special Olympics Budget Clash: What Schools Could Have Lost
Organized under the Special Olympics umbrella, the Unified Champion Schools program promotes meaningful connections between students with and without intellectual disabilities, using sports as a catalyst.
Christina A. Samuels, April 8, 2019
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School & District Management Five-State Initiative to Boost Principals' Knowledge of Special Education
The Council for Chief State School Officers has launched a program intended to will help deepen principals' knowledge of special education in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, and Ohio.
Christina A. Samuels, February 24, 2019
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Special Education Special Education Reforms at Center of New Settlement Agreements
The Berkeley, Calif. school district and the state of Ohio have said they will do more to provide services and to ensure students with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings.
Christina A. Samuels, December 17, 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.
Fifth grade teacher Kara Houppert, right, and special education teacher Lauren Eisinger co-teach a class at Naples Elementary School in Naples, N.Y.
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Special Education 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.
Sarah Schwartz, December 5, 2018
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Families & the Community How Parents and Educators Can Team Up on Special Education
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
Christina A. Samuels, December 4, 2018
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