Calif. school adds co-teaching in new year | What's new in student interventions? | Talent show marks end of district's extended-year program
August 18, 2017
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Calif. school adds co-teaching in new year
Calif. school adds co-teaching in new year
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A California high school is launching a full-inclusion initiative that includes schoolwide co-teaching to support students with special needs. Principal John Denno said the program is aimed at improving the social integration of students with disabilities throughout the school.
Santa Maria Times (Calif.) (8/17) 
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What's new in student interventions?
What's new in student interventions?
Technology and more information about the neuroscience of learning are helping to reshape student interventions. Educators in this article share four new student intervention strategies, such as using pre-interventions and rethinking behavior.
District Administration magazine online (8/17) 
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Educational Leadership
Mo. district program turns students into teachers
One Missouri school district has begun a Grow Your Own Teachers Program that provides mentoring, financial support and job placement for students interested in becoming educators. Nineteen students are participating in the program.
KSDK-TV (St. Louis) (8/16) 
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Technology Trends
How interactive tech can boost learning
Students are 3.4 times more likely to succeed in classes where technologies that support group learning and collaboration are used, according to a study from SMART Technologies. Such interactive technologies, the researchers found, can contribute to improved social and emotional development and student confidence.
EdTech online (8/15) 
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Policy News
Data show potential grade inflation in wealthier schools
High-school students attending private and suburban schools may be receiving higher grades, even as achievement on the SAT trends down, according to a College Board study expected to be published early next year. Michael Hurwitz, senior director at the College Board, says the findings point to potential grade inflation among wealthier schools.
The Hechinger Report (8/16) 
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Eye on Exceptionalities
Preemies have increased survival but developmental delay risk persists
French researchers found that rates of two-year survival and survival without sensory or neuromotor disabilities among infants born from 22 weeks to 31 weeks of gestation rose by 6% and more than 7%, respectively, between 1997 and 2001. However, the findings in The BMJ showed that 50.2% of those born at 24 weeks to 26 weeks, 40.7% of those born at 27 weeks to 31 weeks and 36.2% of those born at 32 weeks to 34 weeks scored below average in a test assessing neurodevelopment.
The Guardian (London) (8/16),  Healio (free registration) (8/16) 
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