The National Council on Teacher Quality says that all states should be assessing whether special education teachers understand research-based reading instruction.
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August 09, 2018
July 25, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Join me and teaching veteran Elizabeth L. Stein for a lively discussion of tips for a successful co-teaching partnership.
February 10, 2016
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
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
Lily Eskelsen García, 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.