The Texas Education Agency has released a second draft of a plan to overhaul special education following an investigation into state and school district practices. The plan includes paying universities and private companies to help schools improve services, training teachers, and requiring districts to identify and serve some students denied help in the past.
Research supports the use of poetry as a form of therapy to help process trauma. Some students affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are using poetry to express their feelings following the tragedy.
Police officers in a South Carolina district could have access to new "substations" in schools, where they can hold meetings and eat in the cafeteria. School board officials are considering the proposal as a way to improve school safety by inviting more police officers into schools.
Some Central Texas school districts are reportedly struggling to find qualified bilingual educators. While bilingual education majors are in demand, some point to the state's Bilingual Teacher Language Proficiency Test as one reason behind the shortage.
Parents responding to a survey conducted by Education Development Center and SRI International said more guidance would help them engage children in science activities. The survey offers ideas to help close the science achievement gap.
Students enrolled in a New Jersey high school's biomedical program are learning more about human anatomy through a virtual dissection program. Students also are learning about anatomical abnormalities, such as an enlarged spleen.
The library at an Illinois school features robotics, flexible furniture, technology devices and engineering tools in what librarian Todd Burleson calls an IDEA Lab. In this commentary, Burleson shares steps for creating a 21st-century library.
African-American and Latino children may be receiving delayed autism diagnoses, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. Other studies show that symptoms among minority children may be misdiagnosed as conduct disorders instead of autism.
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