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Ed Dept Allots $71.6m to Boost Proactive School Safety Measures in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

October 11, 2019

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Happy Friday! In major news this week, the Education Department announced $71.6 million in funding to improve school safety and access to mental health resources to address school violence. Also in this week’s roundup, an LA Times article examines an issue we know well—the financial, legal, and labor costs of due process cases on families and school districts in California. In other news, dyslexia is more than an educational struggle; the role support staff play in assisting schools’ efforts to improve reading instruction; a recent study assesses the quality of life for early childhood teachers; and a music teacher in Minneapolis creates opportunities for students with disabilities. All this and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!

Ed Dept Allots $71.6m to Boost Proactive School Safety Measures

The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced $71.6 million in federal funding to improve school safety and student access to mental health resources, according to a press release.

Families Endure Costly Legal Fights Trying to Get the Right Special Education Services

The law says public schools must give students with disabilities the services that meet their individual needs, but parents and districts often disagree on what those services should be or whether a student needs services at all.

Stop Punting Dyslexia to Teachers. It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Struggling to read is more than an educational problem; it is a societal one.

To Boost Literacy, This Queens School Is Training Support Staff to Teach Reading

She and her fellow assistant teachers — also known as paraprofessionals — are now on the front lines of her school’s efforts to improve reading instruction.

‘3 Strings’ of Opportunity: Music Teacher Forms Rock Band for Students With Special Needs

Inside a classroom at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, the walls are lined with guitars, but this is no ordinary school of rock.

Are Early Childhood Teachers Happy and Healthy? This Research Study Will Find Out

Yet the early childhood workforce is faced with the constant challenge of recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, in part due to low compensation, poor benefits and underappreciation.

This 6-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Just Took Her First Steps on Her Own

Parents are usually proud of their children when they take their first steps, but for Lovely Johnson, it made her daughter her hero.

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