Educators can best tackle challenging student behavior by finding the reason behind it, Margaret Shafer, a classroom teacher with special-education experience, writes in this blog post. She shares advice, resources and links for teachers to collect data and find solutions, including tips for students with autism and those affected by trauma.
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Colorado state education leaders released a report with 30 recommendations to stem a teacher shortage in the state, including a proposal to tie minimum salaries to the cost of living. Lawmakers will consider the proposals, which will need state funding.
Today marks the first day of Computer Science Education Week. Students at an Iowa school this week will build robots and computers, and about 600 students at a Florida school will participate in the Hour of Code, an online coding event.
Louisiana is one of 23 states that offers an alternative diploma for students with special needs that often disqualifies them from college or many jobs. Parent Julie Comeaux is working to educate other parents about the difference between alternative and traditional diplomas to combat the state's low ranking in graduation rates for students with disabilities.
School voucher programs may need to do more to inform parents of students of children with disabilities about potential changes to federal special-education rights when parents consider such programs, according to the Government Accountability Office. The study considered 27 private school-choice programs in 15 states.
Chinese researchers found that infants in the lowest quartile of vitamin D levels at birth were 260% more likely to develop autism spectrum disorders by age 3, while those in the second and third quartiles had a 150% and 90% increased ASD risk, respectively, compared with those in the highest quartile. The findings in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research were based on data involving 27,940 Chinese newborns.