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Cardona: Teacher vaccinations, mental health are priorities

At Senate confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Miguel Cardona says school will need expand mental health supports and extended learning days post-COVID.

How to address behavioral issues during COVID

Interviews with the student and parents can determine whether a functional behavioral assessment is needed—and with remote learning so prevalent identifying needs in this way is more important than ever.

4 inclusive school bus transportation strategies

As a related service that must be included in a student's IEP if required to benefit from special education, transportation to and from school may require more thought than expected, particularly during COVID.

Fending off chronic absenteeism during COVID and beyond

The pandemic has exasperated student absenteeism issues. Here are 4 practical strategies to help improve school attendance, whether it's for remote or in-person learning.

Biden nominates Marten to be deputy secretary of U.S. Education Department

San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten has been announced as Biden's nominee deputy secretary of the U.S. Education Department.

Provide executive functioning lessons within tiered supports

Incorporating executive functioning skills training into schoolwide tiered supports can help students whose deficits in this area may be viewed as issues of behavior or discipline.

E-signatures in parental consent procedures

Here are 3 considerations for establishing protocols for electronic signatures when parents are unable to sign special education documents such as IEPs and evaluation reports.

Legislative watch: Bill to curtail restraint and seclusion in schools

Democratic members of Congress have reintroduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would make it illegal for schools receiving federal money to seclude children and would ban certain restraint practices.

Title I program staff spotlight

Mike Sellers, principal of Nikolaevsk School, part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Alaska, a Title I school, shares his outlook and experiences about COVID and more.

Top considerations for complete, accurate Title I, Part D annual count

What does ED guidance say about obtaining annual counts during the pandemic? Here's a look at that process through the lens of one state, Tennessee.

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