Special education in the United State is based on the concept of access--public schools are open to all children. But access is no longer a sufficient foundation. Approaches and accommodations that lead to academic success are increasingly demanded for those with learning disabilities. Functional, independent-living, and employable skills are requisite, but rare, for those with serious handicapping conditions. Since the last reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, four events have transpired that will have a dramatic impact on the next iteration of the federal law: the increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism, the rise of applied behavior analysis, the birth of social media, and the reality of unbundling. In How Autism Is…
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Superintendent: What I’ve learned from our schools
In early October, I packed my bags and relocated to the Archdiocese of Chicago to become superintendent. For five years, I served as superintendent in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and previously worked as a Catholic...
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3,100 teachers, administrators gather to promote STEM education
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Why Should Men Learn Ballroom Dancing
Many men make excuses not to learn ballroom dancing (or social dancing in general). They will often argue that it is because dancing is not for them or not manly enough. The truth is that they are actually intimidated by the idea. Indeed learning to dance socially is confronting. But that's part of the reason why men should take it on. It is a challenge, but one well worth the effort. This article explains why men should take on this challenge and what the benefits are.
How to Make Rich and Smoky Collard Greens, With or Without Meat
Braised collards in rich pot likker, simmered with smoked pork until meltingly tender, are a classic Southern dish. Here, we offer two recipes: one hewing closely to tradition with ham hocks, and a vegan version designed to evoke the same flavor.