Tag: special education

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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