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February 28, 2013
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Individualized education helps drive Conn. district's success
    Differentiated and developmentally appropriate instruction have helped Wilton School District in Connecticut raise achievement levels among students with disabilities, district officials say. The district uses a team-based approach to deliver services, bringing together multidisciplinary teams to collaborate on how to instruct students with disabilities and giving parents strategies to use at home. District Administration magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Educational Leadership 
  • Survey: Teachers want more support under common core
    Nearly half of teachers who responded to a recent survey said they were not fully prepared to teach the Common Core State Standards. The survey -- by the EPE Research Center, part of Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week -- found that more than two-thirds of teachers reported feeling unprepared to teach students with disabilities and English-language learners. "The new standards do require a major shift in instruction. And the needed supports really aren't there," said Lisa Dickinson, an assistant director of educational issues for the American Federation of Teachers. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • How to use cellphones to engage parents in education
    Four free, easy-to-use resources can help educators engage with parents via cellphones, writes Lisa Nielsen, a public-school educator and administrator. Among Nielsen's suggestions in this blog post are to use mass-texting services that allow for safe, one-way communication for reminders and announcements and to use Twitter to relay information to parents. Other recommended tools include ClassPager, which allows parents to respond to polls and questions using their own devices, and Poll Everywhere, which gives parents a chance to relay their opinions. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Policy News 
  • Duncan: Sequester will bring cuts to special education, Title I
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a press conference this week that there will be little room to mitigate the effect of automated federal budget cuts slated to start Friday, noting that funding for students with disabilities and who live in poverty will be affected. Title I will lose $725 million, and special education will be cut by $600 million, he told reporters. Education Week/Politics K-12 blog (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll finds 90% of teachers support armed guards in schools
    A recent survey, conducted by School Improvement Network, has found that 90% of teachers surveyed support placing armed guards in schools -- a move they said would improve safety. The survey also found that, even if they were allowed to, 72.4% of educators would be unlikely to bring a firearm to school. CNN (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Exceptionalities 
  • 5 mental disorders share same gene variations, study finds
    A study published in The Lancet found four genetic markers associated with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Of these gene variants, researchers said two help regulate calcium levels in brain cells. While detecting these genes is not enough to predict a person's risk for psychiatric disorders, the findings offer a better understanding of the conditions, lead researcher Dr. Jordan Smoller said. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (2/27), MyHealthNewsDaily.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CEC Spotlight 
  • CEC in San Antonio: Texas-sized thrills
    The CEC Convention & Expo will be in San Antonio, April 3-6, and our new blog is the place for attendees and exhibitors to get up-to-date information, fun facts and recommendations on all things convention and San Antonio. Don't miss housing deals this week and learn more about Texas-size thrill in San Antonio. Subscribe to CEC in San Antonio today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The new issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children focuses on STEM
    The latest issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC), published specifically for teachers and administrators of children with disabilities and gifts and talents, features practical articles focused on topics related to science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Log in today to read articles, such as "Celebrating the Reality of Inclusive STEM Education: Co-Teaching in Science and Mathematics." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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