Response to Intervention

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Aikin listens to her eight-year-old son, Carter, as he reads in the family’s home in Katy, TX, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Carter has dyslexia and Aikin could not help but smile at the improvement in his fluency as he read out loud.
Kanisha Aikin listens to her 8-year-old son, Carter, who has dyslexia, as he reads aloud in the family’s home in Katy, Texas.
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Special Education The Pandemic Made It Harder to Spot Students With Disabilities. Now Schools Must Catch Up
After more than a year of disruption for all students, the pressure's on to find those in need of special education and provide services.
Evie Blad, July 14, 2021
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School & District Management What Principals Can Do When Parents and Teachers Clash
A principal's job tests skills that seldom show up in a training program. Among them: balancing on the tightrope stretched between the needs of teachers and of parents, particularly when the two parties are at odds.
Christina A. Samuels, October 15, 2019
8 min read
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Student Well-Being The Student Vaping Crisis: How Schools Are Fighting Back
With reports of dozens of cases of teens and young adults hospitalized with breathing problems and lung damage in recent weeks, potentially linked to vaping, school leaders across the country are starting the new academic year even more anxious about what they see as an "epidemic" among students.
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Equity & Diversity News in Brief Harvard Closes Education Lab, Suspends Its Leader, in Wake of Harassment Probe
Harvard University has suspended Roland G. Fryer Jr. and shuttered his Education Innovation Laboratory a year after allegations of sexual harassment by one of the leading education economists in the nation were made.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 16, 2019
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Special Education Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Response to Intervention?
Quiz Yourself: What are the essential components of response to intervention (RTI) initiatives & how have schools struggled to implement it?
David Rosenzweig, January 30, 2019
1 min read
Special Education Feds Plan Fresh Oversight of Texas Special Education Plan
The state has developed an extensive plan for fixing a violation of federal special education law, but federal officials want to see additional corrective actions and plan a visit to follow up.
Christina A. Samuels, October 30, 2018
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Special Education Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About RTI?
Quiz Yourself: What are the essential components of response to intervention (RTI) initiatives, how have schools struggled to implement it?
David Rosenzweig, October 29, 2018
1 min read
We Are Failing Our Most Vulnerable Children. What can we do for students facing chronic poverty and other challenges? A lot more than we’re doing now, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
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Student Well-Being Opinion We Are Failing Our Most Vulnerable Children
What can we do for students facing chronic poverty and other challenges? A lot more than we’re doing now, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
Tyrone C. Howard, June 19, 2018
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Special Education Ed. Dept. Finds Texas Suppressed Enrollment of Special Education Students
The federal office of special education programs said the state failed to ensure that students were properly evaluated for special education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Christina A. Samuels, January 12, 2018
5 min read
Special Education Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Response to Intervention
What are the essential components of response to intervention (RTI) initiatives and what factors are contributing to school improvement?
David Rosenzweig, January 9, 2018
1 min read
Special Education RTI May Fall Short in Flagging Certain Students
As a method of organizing efforts to help students who are struggling academically, response to intervention has seen widespread adoption.
Christina A. Samuels, February 14, 2017
6 min read
Special Education Report Roundup Research Report: Special Education
A new What Works Clearinghouse intervention report finds a process called "functional behavioral assessment" could help students with emotional disturbances become more engaged in school.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 17, 2017
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