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January 4, 2013
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Co-teaching gains recognition in Vt. school
    Students with disabilities who need speech and communication support at Milton Elementary School in Vermont are spending more time in the classroom thanks to speech-language pathologist Justin Lee. Lee, recently named the school's Outstanding Teacher, works with teachers in a co-teaching setting to provide students the support they need in the classroom, so they do not always have to leave the room for services. "To be in the classroom gives me such a richer understanding, and it really helps me to figure out how I can support the students I need to support," she said. Milton Independent (Vt.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some charter schools struggle to comply with special-education rules
    While charter schools have the same responsibilities as public schools to serve students with disabilities, some charters are unclear what this means for them and how to ensure they are compliant with federal and state requirements. In some cases, charter schools are meeting the challenge by joining cooperatives or setting up centers specializing in certain needs, such as autism. Harvard Education Letter (Jan./Feb. 2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Books for individuals who are blind offer support for other disabilities
    Students at Toyon Elementary in San Jose, Calif., who have trouble decoding print are finding help in the form of accessible digital books that were originally created for individuals who are blind. The books have an operating system that reads the text aloud and offers audio-based reference points. "All of my students have really high comprehension, and they get it," special-education teacher Tammy Irvine said. "They just can't access the print." (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy News 
  • Report: More local funds paying for special education in Calif. schools
    As costs to educate students with disabilities have risen and state and federal special-education funding has remained steady, the share of local funds used to pay for special-education services in California has increased to 39% from 32%, between 2005 and 2011, according to a report from the state Legislative Analyst's Office. The report predicts growth in the amount of funds needed to serve this student population, as there has been a 240% increase in diagnoses of students with autism and a 120% rise in the number of students with low-incidence disabilities that require costly services. San Francisco Chronicle/The Associated Press (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Exceptionalities 
  • Md. theater program brings out talents of students with disabilities
    Every year, about 35 teens with disabilities work on improving speech, eye contact and social skills through a program offered by the Columbia Center for the Theatrical Arts in Baltimore, Md. Speech therapists work with theater instructors for the classes, and students perform in a play at the end of the term. "These are the kind of things that bring them out. We've had kids whose parents don't even know they can sing," Executive Director Melissa Woodring Rosenberg said. The Baltimore Sun (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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