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September 30, 2014

Twitter Chat: Writing IEP Goals Aligned to Common Core State Standards

We're looking for solid tips for special educators who are working to write standards-based individualized education programs that connect to common-core standards in reading and math.

September 22, 2014

Special Education Teacher Strike Averted in Pennsylvania Region

More than 700 educators and support members were prepared to walk out after working without a contract for more than a year.

August 28, 2014

Special Educators in Pennsylvania Districts Set Strike Date

The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.

June 06, 2014

Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities

Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.

March 11, 2014

Education Week Webinar Offers Advice on Teaching Literacy to At-Risk Students

Two literacy experts discussed techniques for teaching literacy in the era of the Common Core State Standards, something that many teachers say they don't feel prepared to do.

December 16, 2013

Resources for Writing IEPs Aligned to Common-Core Standards

This list is a starting point for educators seeking examples of standards-based IEP goals tied to the Common Core State Standards, currently adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

June 10, 2013

Minnesota Faces Special Education Teacher Shortage

The longrunning concern about too few special education teachers is vividly illustrated in a recent article that outlines one state's challenges.

March 15, 2013

Resources For Special Education And The Common Core

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has compiled links that offer a general overview of the educational standards

December 13, 2012

Group Tackles Evaluation of Special Education Teachers

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions—but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

October 24, 2012

States Must Tread Cautiously on Evaluations of Special Ed. Teachers

With school reform efforts combining with federal incentives to encourage more districts and states to change how they evaluate teachers, the Council for Exceptional Children shares its views on evaluating special education teachers.

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