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June 20, 2018
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Adaptive PE students run virtual marathon
Adaptive PE students run virtual marathon
Students in adaptive physical-education classes in a Virginia school district ran the equivalent of a marathon through a virtual program called Achilles Kids "Run for Fun." Students ran or walked a few laps each day that totaled the 26.2 miles -- the distance of a full marathon -- and received T-shirts, medals and other prizes throughout the process.
WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.) (6/18) 
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How a school prepares all students to succeed
How a school prepares all students to succeed
Educators at a high school in Virginia have adopted a comprehensive approach to helping students with cognitive delays prepare for jobs and to live independently. In this commentary, Amy Schuiteboer, one of the district's school improvement specialists, shares seven ways to make the approach successful, including using a holistic strategy, engaging the community and using data.
eSchool News (6/19) 
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Educational Leadership
Colo. district may pay some teachers a stipend
The Aurora, Colo., school district is setting aside $1.8 million next year to attract and retain teachers in hard-to-fill positions and may pay a $3,000 stipend to nurses, psychologists, special-education teachers and others. Superintendent Rico Munn said the plan could save the district money over the long term.
Chalkbeat (6/18) 
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Technology Trends
Study: Children may benefit from social media
Social media use had positive outcomes for 9- and 10-year-olds who participated in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. The study's results show that social media use led to increased physical activity, less family conflict and better sleep, compared with traditional TV or video-game screen time, which worsened sleep and family conflict.
National Public Radio (6/19) 
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Policy News
Do ESSA plans serve vulnerable students?
Do ESSA plans serve vulnerable students?
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Some states are not adhering to requirements for subgroups of students under their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, civil rights advocates say. At an event on Tuesday, the National Urban League, the Education Trust and UnidosUS released a set of principles aimed at ensuring vulnerable populations of students receive the resources they need to succeed.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (6/19) 
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Eye on Exceptionalities
Definition of autism affects prevalence numbers
The latest report showing an increase in the prevalence of autism uses the former diagnostic criteria, but cases would drop by 18% if the newer definition had been used, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis. The newer diagnostic criteria will be used in future reports.
Disability Scoop (6/19) 
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