Remote Work as a Long Term Solution for Schools
April 26, 2021
To remain attractive as employers, school districts need to consider remote work solutions. The schools that embrace this approach are likely to be the ones that win the battle for employee retention. Read more from Kate Eberle Walker and Mike Lowers, in an article originally published in Getting Smart.
PresenceLearning with a Purpose: Autism Acceptance
April 12, 2021
Sheila Spraggins, MS, CCC-SLP, reflects upon the person who inspires her every day. “I am Marc’s legacy,” she said of her younger cousin. “He lives on because I can help kids like him.” This story is dedicated to Marc and Autism Acceptance Month.
Sharing a Different Point of View on Autism
April 1, 2021
D.J. Svoboda was diagnosed at the age of three with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with psychomotor retardation, which included speech delays and issues with his fine motor skills. Today D.J. is a dynamic, motivational public speaker, accomplished artist, and author with three books to his credit. Recently we sat down with D.J. to discuss Autism Awareness month and his greatest hopes for children living with autism—and for the world around them.
Rural America in Focus
In rural America, the number of students requiring special education and related services—across every disability category—is rising. At the same time, inadequate state and local funding and a national shortage of related service providers is having a disproportionate effect on the nation’s most underserved students. This in-depth report presents the latest research from school districts in rural America, along with the challenges they face and a guide for how to open up opportunities for students with special needs.
Deploying a Trauma-Informed Approach: Use the 4 R’s
March 9, 2021
As school leaders and educators, being equipped to deal with heightened and varying degrees of behavioral and mental health challenges—feelings of isolation, anxiety, grief, and much more—among all of our students is currently as essential as ensuring their academic achievement.
One Year into the Pandemic: Embracing Teletherapy for the Future
March 8, 2021
With the one-year mark of school shutdowns approaching, we have a lot to reflect upon. This year, districts across the country demonstrated resilience and embraced digital solutions to ensure that students receive the continuity of care they so urgently need.