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December 21, 2012
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Schools seek what works for educating students with autism
    The National Autism Center's National Standards Project has identified promising practices for teaching students with autism. Still, schools sometimes struggle to find the resources to implement these strategies. Educators and others note it is important to remember that there isn't a one-size-fits-all program for students with autism. Students' programs must be tailored to their individual needs, says Kay Seale, director of special education at Brockton Public Schools in Mass., which has been recognized for its autism programming. District Administration magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Educational Leadership 
  • How does teacher learning influence instruction?
    The way a teacher learns affects how he or she instructs students, but teachers can learn to adapt their style to better meet students' needs, writes Geralyn Schmidt, an educator in Harrisburg, Pa. In this blog post, Schmidt lists eight factors that influence teacher learning -- from life experiences to knowledge and skills -- that can, in turn, affect their teaching style. "In a nutshell, today's teacher needs to be able to learn continuously from their students as they present the curriculum," she writes. Powerful Learning Practice (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy News 
  • Are high special-education numbers related to poverty?
    A disproportionate number of students from Maryland's lowest income districts are receiving special-education services, according to a recent review of state department of education data. Some say the numbers are higher in these areas because students come to school behind academically and in need of extra support, which sometimes can come only through special education. Officials from districts with lower numbers say early-intervention programming has helped them keep their numbers in check. The Washington Times/Capital News Service (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Direct-care workers deserve equitable wages
    National Participant Network CEO Althea McLuckie appeals to the Obama administration in this blog post to follow through on sentiments shared last year about providing at least minimum wage to those people who care for individuals with disabilities. "It says that our society believes that those who care for us -- as well as our relatives and our friends -- day in and day out are not as valued as those who prepare fast food and perform other 'minimum wage' jobs," she writes. The Huffington Post/The Blog (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Exceptionalities 

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  CEC Spotlight 
  • Registration now open for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo
    Join us April 3-6, 2013, in San Antonio for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo, the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. Educators from around the world will discuss the most pressing issues in special and gifted education and share information in areas such as common core state standards, autism spectrum disorders, policy, technology and response to intervention. Register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The new issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children is on its way
    TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC), published specifically for teachers and administrators of children with exceptionalities, features practical articles that present methods and materials for classroom use, as well as current issues in special and gifted-education teaching and learning. Learn more about TEC and view past articles. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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