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Scapegoating Educators

Posted on April 04, 2011

Hunting season has begun and educators are the targets. The governors of Wisconsin, order Florida, stomach New Jersey, and Ohio and now the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island have determined that educators and public education make highly visible, easy to attack victims. They are attempting to balance their budgets on the backs of public servants. But not all "public servants" only those who are "not essential." Essential services like the police, firemen, public hospital and sanitation work

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Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free

Posted on April 04, 2011

The possibility of bullying—even for a student with disabilities—isn't enough to warrant a transfer to another school, a Pennsylvania federal court judge ruled in February. A student identified as J.E. in court documents had been attending a private school, placed there based on his Individualized Education Program, to best meet his needs. The 10th-grader had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, reading, math, and writing disorders, as well as a learning disorder related to auditory

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Bullying IEP Goals?

Posted on March 03, 2011

American children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be victims of bullying than their able-bodied peers. The bullying ranges from verbal and physical abuse to online hostility and social isolation. "This is a silent epidemic ... because it's a problem most people don't know we have," said Timothy Shriver, chairman and CEO for the Special Olympics. "We're trying to awaken the country now that there is an epidemic."  In October, the U.S. Department of Education sent out

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Considerations in Teaching More Advanced Students With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

In this article, search the three terms used in the title will be referenced as “AS” or “the spectrum.” Talents: Many students on the spectrum demonstrate exceptional abilities in a vast array of skills and talents. These can include but are not limited to: exceptional memory, mathematical skills, calendar projections, computers, music, exceptionally early and advanced reading skills (“hyperlexia”), poetry, writing stories and general writing skills, spelling, punctuation and gra

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New Web-based RIDE (Responding to Individual Differences in Education) Behavior Intervention Bank

Posted on September 09, 2010

Most teachers have little difficulty identifying students (Pre-K – high school) who present behavior problems in the classroom. Teachers frequently report students who are overly aggressive, viagra disruptive, pill off-task, non-compliant, come to class unprepared, have inappropriate social skills, etc. The challenge is more how to intervene and teach appropriate behavior, often within the framework of RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports).

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