Special education

Revolutionizing special education: New partnership innovates data collection

For K12 superintendents and educational leaders, staying abreast of technological advancements is particularly important when it comes to addressing the unique needs of special education programs.

How special education directors can build the best teams

Special education directors must prioritize hiring individuals with the necessary skills and experience, as well as those who share a commitment to serving students with disabilities.

Safe trips: Why more schools are hiring transportation monitors

Their role goes beyond simply being an extra pair of eyes—they can be instrumental in creating a controlled, safe, and peaceful environment for the nation’s most vulnerable students.

5 ways to support and elevate your special education teachers

Special education teachers and coordinators are pulled in a million directions, often doing the jobs of three people, working long hours and battling burnout.

IDEA guidance: How districts can strengthen their special education programs

Special education programs must have benchmarks and processes that allow districts to measure and adjust interventions for each student.

What’s in store for special education and edtech? Leaders weigh in

In this panel, FETC Conference Chair Jennifer Womble is joined by several superintendents and experts who share their advice for district leaders on how to address the growing concerns surrounding special education and how to leverage assistive technology to meet students' needs.

These are the top 10 topics school boards are discussing right now

This may come as news to some superintendents and district leaders: Book bans and pride flags are not the main topics of discussion at every school board meeting in the country. Still, school boards are grappling with some complicated topics.

How to more effectively monitor IDEA while data drives improvements

More than half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia failed to comply with IDEA Part B, the federal law that requires states to provide free and appropriate education for students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.

3 ways to support the special education pros who remain during shortages

Research shows that one-third of novice special education teachers in the United States will quit within the first three years of employment. Before the feelings of burnout crept in, these professionals had passion.

5 ways to build strong family relationships around speech therapy

It’s hard for a child to become invested in their therapy if they have family members who don’t believe they need it or if there is a misunderstanding that the therapy alone will address the concerns.

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