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Congress Rewrites IDEA Funding Rule - Disability Scoop

Congress Rewrites IDEA Funding Rule - Disability Scoop | Special Education News | Scoop.it
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.
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A victory!

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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:45 AM

One would hope that this rule would also be able to safeguard spending on inclusive education rather than on segregated provisioning.

 

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CEC Releases New Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation

CEC Releases New Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation | Special Education News | Scoop.it
CEC Releases New Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation...
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Emily ivanco's comment, March 7, 2013 8:42 AM
Special education teachers need to be evaluated. They hold a very influential position in education. The way they teach is a huge impact on these special education students. By evaluating these teachers it can help benefit the students.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:15 PM

Again, it may not pretain to special eduaction exactly but it can still apply! 

Denver Leigh Watson's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:53 AM

#TED Very funny and totally true ... #NCLB ... #diversity vs. #conformity. Thank you, @sirkenrobinson and @TEDtalks #EdChat

Denver Leigh Watson's curator insight, February 4, 10:18 PM

Incredible insight from one of today's most amazing speakers and leaders of progressive thinking. If you do not know of Sir Ken Robinson, please allow me to make this introduction.  

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Pro Infirmis «Because who is perfect?»

Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figure...
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Abby Moran's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:48 PM

Even though this video doesn't display people with disabilties in an educational setting, it displays people with disabilties around the world. I thought that the video was simply amazing and I was truly inspired by the video. Before watching it, I had never thought about people with special needs being represented by mannequins. Typically, mannequins display skinny, tall and fit individuals. However, is that really what our society is composed of? One body type and one typical look? The answer is no. Just because the people in the video are disabled doesn't mean that they are different or not normal. The people in the video are just like eveyone else and are unique in their own way. The video displayed many people with different forms of disabilities and a mannequin was made for each one. It was truly amazing to witness these individuals reactions. They were thrilled and one woman mentioned that it was so nice to finally see someone who looks like her in a store window. This video really opened up my eyes to the extreme discrimination faced by individuals with disabilties. When people walked by the store, they stared at the mannequins and were confused as to why they looked that way. In our society, we should completely accept people with disabilties. No one is perfect and everyone should realize that. This video then made me think about people with disabilities in the school setting. If disabled people don't feel represented in society, how will they ever feel welcome in a school setting? School should become a comfortable place for students since they esentially are in school for at least 12 years of their life. Overall, I've realized the true need for people with diasbilties to feel welcome, accepted and comfortable in society.

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LOOK: Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets Own Baseball Card

LOOK: Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets Own Baseball Card | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Ted Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds' beloved former batboy with Down syndrome, is featured on his very own Topps baseball card.
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Home - Mi Oasis

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In a recent Washington Post Op-Ed, Howard Gardner discusses his thoughts on the misinterpretation of MI Theory.
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5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents -- THE Journal

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents -- THE Journal | Special Education News | Scoop.it
As new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.
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Innovations in Special Education | eSchool News | eSchool News

Innovations in Special Education | eSchool News | eSchool News | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:12 PM

A few new ideas , just to kick around.

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The future of learning in a networked society.

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The future of learning in a networked society.
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Back to School: What Works Clearinghouse

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Farmer Builds Own Bionic Arms

Farmer Builds Own Bionic Arms | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Sun Jifa, a farmer in China, had his life changed forever when an explosive he planned on using for fishing went off prematurely. He lost his arms and when he couldn’t afford high-end, hospital-made prosthetics he opted for a cheaper set.
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Join the Conversation for Change | U.S. Department of Education

Members of the public are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youth and young adults with disabilities.
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Here is information about joining a conversation with several federal agencies on improving transition outcomes for youth with disabilities, in case you would like to participate.

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Special ed, general ed students increasingly sharing sports field

Special ed, general ed students increasingly sharing sports field | Special Education News | Scoop.it
The tutors in Meaghann Mulrow's special education class at Mountain View High School have learned firsthand about the challenges that special needs students encounter each day.
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Hannah Roukas's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:44 AM
I think a program like this is beneficial to special and general ed students because I think a lot of people doubt the abilities of special needs students and general ed students can be crass when it comes to their treatment of these students. By asking some of the general ed students to mentor their special needs peers they can understand who they are victimizing with their obtuse opinions and negative comments. Seeing an article like this is uplifting because more students are becoming aware of their actions and taking steps to improve their actions.
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Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications | PARCC

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PARCC has released a set of test specification documents, including assessment blueprints and evidence statement tables, to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the PARCC assessments.

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CECs%20EBP%20Standards.pdf

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has released its CEC Standards for Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education, a report commissioned by the CEC Board of Directors.

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Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education

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On the value of cultivating the capacity to seek the significant.

In this talk based on his presentation at the Learning Without Frontier
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Transcendent words from one of the masters. 

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After 20 Years, Charter Schools Stray From Their Original Mission

After 20 Years, Charter Schools Stray From Their Original Mission | Special Education News | Scoop.it
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Teachers Use Social-Emotional Programs to Manage Classes

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Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people.
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What The Shutdown Means For Disability Services - Disability Scoop

What The Shutdown Means For Disability Services - Disability Scoop | Special Education News | Scoop.it
As the first U.S. government shutdown in more than 17 years takes hold, some programs benefiting people with disabilities will continue with business as usual while others grind to a halt.
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Autism symptoms reversed in mice

Autism symptoms reversed in mice | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Neural 'hyperconnections' caused by runaway protein production can be undone.
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Special Education Spending Declines - Disability Scoop

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Funding for special education has fallen in recent years, according to a new report which finds that many school districts are spending less per student today than they did in 2008.
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Transition Focus Of New Documentary On PBS - Disability Scoop

Transition Focus Of New Documentary On PBS - Disability Scoop | Special Education News | Scoop.it
A documentary following a special-education teacher as she prepares her students with autism to leave high school and enter adult life is set for its national television debut.
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The film “Best Kept Secret” examines the transition process through the eyes of teacher Janet Mino and her six students at John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, N.J. over the year-and-a-half prior to their graduation in the spring of 2012.

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Jennifer Suppo's curator insight, September 12, 2013 9:12 AM
A documentary following a special-education teacher as she prepares her students with autism to leave high school and enter adult life is set for its national television debut.
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Website Accessibility Section 508 Refresh in Progress: Government Agencies Face Clear Choice

Website Accessibility Section 508 Refresh in Progress: Government Agencies Face Clear Choice | Special Education News | Scoop.it
St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 -- According to the United States Access Board there are changes coming to Section 508 and government agencies will be faced with a choice about how they will move forward with web accessibility testing.
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Two Fatal Technical Flaws In The DSM 5 Definition Of Autism

Two Fatal Technical Flaws In The DSM 5 Definition Of Autism | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Needs immediate correction.
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"A poorly written DSM criteria set is useless. The essential prerequisite to an accurate diagnosis is that different clinicians can agree on whether it is present or absent in a given individual. If the definition lacks precision, different people will interpret it in their own different and idiosyncratic ways."

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Therapy dog aiding Lakeside special education students - U-T San Diego

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Therapy dog aiding Lakeside special education students
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Therapy dog aiding Lakeside special education students. By Jeff Sanders1 p.m.May 6, 2013. ⎙. Print. ��. Save. ��. Comments -.
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Hannah Roukas's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:05 PM

This is a unique story because I have heard of therapy dogs in hospitals but not in schools.  It seems unlikely that most school districts would allow dogs but it would be an interesting project.  The kids and teacher in this article vouch for the dog's effectiveness although more schools would have to have dogs in order to actually calculate true efficacy.  I would really love a dog in my class to help my students but that's up to the district.

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Texas considers requiring cameras in special ed classes

Texas considers requiring cameras in special ed classes | Special Education News | Scoop.it
Advocates tell News 8 there's no way to tell how prevalent abuse of special education students is in Texas. But classroom cameras would provide a new layer of accountability.
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Universal Design for Learning and the Arts- CAST

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