Tag: special education

Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

| July 9, 2019
Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

Students’ knowledge of the financial aid process is “shockingly low.”

That’s the takeaway from a new study by ACT, which in April 2018 surveyed about 1,200 high school students who were registered to take the standardized test.

Regardless of economic background, most families pointed to price as a very important consideration in choosing a college. Yet most students don’t understand the basic workings of financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

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How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

| June 11, 2019
How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

The “summer slide” occurs when kids stop learning during the summer or even fall behind. We’ll talk with Erin MacFarlane, customer experience administrator for Maricopa County Libraries and Micah Corporaal, youth librarian for the city of Tempe, about what the summer slide is and ways to mitigate it.

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Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’. See more national education news here

| June 11, 2019
Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’. See more national education news here

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.

For one class period, students used a whiteboard to tally, in real time, every Snapchat, Instagram, text, call or other notification that popped up. Students were told not to respond to avoid generating replies … and further notifications. …

“One girl, just during the one hour, got close to 150 Snapchat notifications. 150!” marveled Chavis, who teaches honors-level courses at Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina.

She’s among a growing number of teachers, parents, medical professionals and researchers convinced that smartphones are now playing a major role in accelerating student anxiety — a trend so pervasive that a National Education Association newsletter labelled anxiety a ”mental health tsunami .”

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Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

| March 12, 2019
Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

Fourteen million students attend schools across the U.S. where they walk the halls with police but don’t have access to a counselor, nurse, psychologist or social worker, according to a new ACLU report released Monday.And of the schools that do provide students access to mental health professionals, about 90 percent fail to meet the minimum staff-to-student ratio, which the report found can mean one school counselor is responsible for dealing with more than 400 students.

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Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

| February 26, 2019
Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS in kindergarten through the 12th grade who are homeless has increased by 70 percent over the last decade, according to new federal data that also suggests it shows no signs of slowing.

The report, published this month by the National Center for Homeless Education, housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a three-year snapshot of homeless from the 2014-15 school year through the 2016-17 school year using federal data reported annually to the Department of Education by states.

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Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

| August 12, 2015
Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

By Arizona Public Media staff The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,047,817 in grants to Arizona for special education. The Arizona Department of Education will partner with a higher education institution and other agencies to improve training and retention of special education staff. …Read the full article HERE Also see:  Arizona Daily Star: $1M grant to […]

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Hopi Disability Awareness Conference

| January 28, 2015
Hopi Disability Awareness Conference

The Hopi Office of Special Needs presents the Hopi Disability Awareness Conference on March 18, 2015 from 8 am – 5pm. For more information about the conference click HERE. To register click HERE. The Office of Special Needs invites local businesses/organizations that provide services to disabled individuals to set up an informational booth. Complete the […]

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4th Annual Hopi Disability Conference – Call for Presentations

| November 8, 2014
4th Annual Hopi Disability Conference – Call for Presentations

4th Annual Hopi Disability Awareness Conference March 18, 2015 Hopi Jr/Sr High School 2015 Call For Presentations The Hopi Office of Special Needs, Early Intervention & Vocational Rehabilitation Programs are soliciting proposals for its 4th Annual Hopi Disability Conference. The theme is “Facing Life’s Challenges”. Presentation topics should relate to disability issues including but not […]

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iPads in Special Education

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
iPads in Special Education

Is your staff dying to find out about the best apps for special education? Do you worry that iPads are being used as toys more often than they are being used for instruction in special education?

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