Cara Nissman

How potential Title IX overhaul expands protections for students with disabilities

After more than a year and on the 50th anniversary of the law, the U.S. Department of Education has proposed updates to Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding.

5 more states get fed’s approval for Covid relief spending

Promoting transparency with the public about decision-making and expectations regarding the use of stimulus funding is just one of the priorities in Tennessee's plan.

ED approves first 7 state plans for ARP funds; $6 billion released

The U.S. Education Department approves the first 7 state plans for use of ARP funds.

4 ways to know when to use a shortened school day

IEP teams may be tempted while students are slowly returning to school buildings to shorten the school days of students with disabilities who exhibit behavioral issues.

5 ideas for in-person early literacy interventions

For many young students in the early stages of literacy, the interruption in learning brought by the pandemic has resulted in a need to go back to basics.

7 ways to strengthen your leadership skills during pandemic

To continue to lead staff effectively as the pandemic continues, special education directors may want to take cues from strong leaders in other industries.

3 keys to assessing your district’s mental health needs

The unpredictability of the learning environment because of changes back and forth from remote to face-to-face learning has taken a toll.

3 ways to teach students with executive functioning deficits to visualize time

Students with disabilities may become anxious when faced with an assignment or task, and they may disengage completely because they lack executive functioning skills.

How play helps children with disabilities express, understand feelings

Using certain play therapy techniques may not be an option while children are learning remotely. Instead, school psychologists may have to use alternative strategies.

LRP’s National Institute will be live, virtual in 2021

 The National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, a three-day conference, kicks off on April 19. Register today.

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