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August 09, 2018

Special Educators Missing Vital Training on Reading Skills, Says New Report

The National Council on Teacher Quality says that all states should be assessing whether special education teachers understand research-based reading instruction.

July 25, 2018

What Does Good Special Education Teaching Look Like?

Four new videos show effective special education teaching in action, part of a project illustrating "high-leverage practices" that special education teachers should master and that are applicable to other teachers as well.

May 15, 2018

Teachers of Students With Behavior Problems Want Help Finding Evidence-Based Tools

A survey of educators around the country found that many reported looking up interventions on their own, when they really wanted more formal training, a survey found.

November 03, 2017

Does Inclusion Slow Down General Education Classrooms?

A researcher finds teachers in classrooms with high numbers of students with disabilities spend less time on teaching, but the analysis also offers a more complex view of teacher behavior.

August 22, 2017

Washington State Taps Paraeducators to Fill Special Education Teacher Shortage

A new law creates a streamlined path for instructional aides, who already have deep experience working with students with disabilities, to gain teaching credentials.

July 18, 2017

What Should Special Education Teachers Know and Be Able to Do?

Two education groups are encouraging teacher-preparation programs to build in "high-leverage practice" that will ultimately help the academic achievement of students with disabilities.

January 26, 2017

Tune in for Webinar on Achieving Co-Teaching Success

Join me and teaching veteran Elizabeth L. Stein for a lively discussion of tips for a successful co-teaching partnership.

February 10, 2016

Is Special Education Paperwork Really a Problem?

Spoiler alert: Yes, many think so. But a federal report says district leaders also acknowledge paperwork's importance, and say state and local requirements impose their own burdens.

December 30, 2015

Your Favorite Special Education Posts of 2015

A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.

December 01, 2015

NEA President Apologizes for 'Epic Failure' in Gala Speech

Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, the president of the National Education Association, said her use of the terms "chronically tarded and medically annoying" to refer to students represented a verbal mistake and a failed attempt at humor.

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