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February 7, 2013
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Report lists social-skills programs that improve classroom behavior
    The federal What Works Clearinghouse has published a new report that looks at the role social-skills programs play in improving classroom behavior and social-emotional development in early childhood settings. Reporter Sarah D. Sparks highlights findings in this blog post, noting that three programs fulfilled clearinghouse standards for being of high quality. The programs include various techniques, such as modeling, direct instruction and role-play. Education Week/Inside School Research blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Are you a worrier or a warrior?
    Students are under more pressure than ever to perform well on standardized tests. However, educators and parents say some students are reacting differently to the stress -- with some students thriving and others buckling under the pressure. This article notes that part of the issue may be genetic, with some students being classified as "worriers" while others are "warriors." Experts say the answer may be exposing students who are anxious to more stress -- if it is the right kind. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Educational Leadership 
  • How school districts can reform professional development
    School districts can improve professional development if they have a clear vision and model professional learning, writes Tom Murray, director of technology and cybereducation for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa. Murray offers eight tips in this blog post, among them, that leaders also should focus on outcomes rather than time spent in training and think of professional development as a year-round activity, not just as a one-day event. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Web-based system allows Neb. district to record, track problems
    A school district in Nebraska is seeking to reduce crime and identify and prevent potential behavioral problems, such as bullying, using a new Web-based incident management and prevention platform. The Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services -- or TIPS -- system from Awareity allows users to report potential problems -- anonymously or not -- by alerting appropriate personnel and tracking and recording the data. T.H.E. Journal (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy News 
  • Obama proposes changes to delay cuts to federal K-12 funding
    President Barack Obama has introduced a series of proposals intended to delay the implementation of across-the-board spending cuts to K-12 education and other parts of the federal budget. Without action by Congress, the cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. The spending cuts, known as the "sequester," have been considered since last year and already have been delayed once. Education Week/Politics K-12 blog (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Eye on Exceptionalities 
  • Student with disabilities blossoms in mainstream setting
    At Test Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind., seventh-grader Alex Brown, who is deaf and cannot speak, has a chance to take general-education courses, play football and eat lunch with his friends. Brown uses an interpreter during class, but communicates with other students on his own during lunch. "He sits with his buddies, cuts up and has a great time," principal Stacy Mopps said. Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CEC Spotlight 
  • CEC in San Antonio: A CEC exhibitor perspective
    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. This week, CEC talks with two of our exhibitors to get their insights about the CEC Convention & Expo. Subscribe to CEC's new blog today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ethical principles and practice standards for special educators
    CEC members are committed to upholding and advancing the CEC Professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards, including advocating for professional conditions and resources that will improve learning outcomes of individuals with exceptionalities. Get a copy of What Every Special Educator Must Know. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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