On Wednesday, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing to examine the steps needed to help schools implement proven practices that will support students’ academic, social, and emotional development.
Huron Valley Schools in Michigan and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into a voluntary resolution agreement based on patterns of restraint and seclusion uncovered during a nationwide compliance review series initiated by OCR in 2019.
As teachers in today’s classrooms, we see traumatized students every day. We are not mental health workers or social workers, but there are many strategies and skills we can employ as educators that will allow us to meet the responsibilities of an educator more effectively for all of our students.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with Maryland’s Frederick County Public Schools on discriminatory seclusion and restraint practices used against students with disabilities.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights resolved a compliance review of Saco, Maine, public schools. The review was part of a 24-district series initiated in January 2019...
Teaching exceptional education in middle school is an extremely rewarding service. Middle school is a pivotal time in the lives of all students, but especially those with exceptionalities. My main focus is to help students build confidence and be proud of their unique strengths. Through the daily incorporation of social-emotional activities, I strive to develop impactful relationships with my students. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the activities that we do in our class.
Amy Braddock is a special educator at Harwood Elementary, part of West Fargo Public Schools. Amy has served in various roles throughout the district for 12 years including Assistive Technology Specialist, high school comprehensive student support program teacher, and elementary special education teacher. Amy serves as the Past-President of the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children Unit and serves on CEC’s Leadership Development Committee.