What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

It also ensures that FAPE is tied to the academic standards for the grade in which the student is enrolled. The guidance emphasizes what’s called “standards-based IEPs,” which ensure that IEPs (individualized education plans) focus on how to help students access grade-level content tied to academic standards. It’s trying to get schools to move away from creating either very remedial IEPs or IEPs unrelated to academics.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

So far, the library has since been accessed by around 250,000 teachers, who have made more than 9 million student accounts for the apps, according to the company. Inside the Library The Library is not yet open to everyone; only teachers in districts that have integrated with Clever can access it. To access the app, students simply navigate to the class’s Clever page. When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines.

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Why all screen time isn’t created equally

The Hechinger Report

She’s also come up with guidelines based on what a scant – but growing – body of research is finding. Guernsey calls her guidelines the three C’s — for media consumption: content, context, and your child; they come with a series of questions that can be tailored to each child.

We know how to provide good child care, we just don’t insist on it

The Hechinger Report

Oh, and be sure to arrange some art projects, outdoor exploration, and reading time since loosely organized activities like these help toddlers develop their self-expression, explore their worlds, and learn basic pre-academic skills. It’s not that we don’t know what better standards look like.

What’s New

techlearning

This K-12 ‘data switch’ uses proprietary and open standards to talk to a wide variety of data sources, and merges data into a single store to provide a unified view of educational data - such as achievement, attendance and students at risk - in real time.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

While digital content is handy and accessible, many of the issues we face as educators are deeper than any single post–or series of posts–can adequately address. This short book offers 4 standards for prioritizing in your classroom: Rigor, Thought, Diversity, and Authenticity.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

The Common Core standards, a set of English and math guidelines adopted by more than 40 states, challenge many commonly held beliefs — including how best to teach children to read. When I started teaching, we had standards, but they weren’t broken down as they are now.