Assessing ELLs for Special Education: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Aug 19, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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Assessing ELLs for special educationWhen educating English language learners who are struggling, how do you know when it’s time for a special education referral? How can you be sure you are assessing ELLs fairly, not mixing up linguistic and cultural diversity with cognitive ability and intellectual functioning?

Early Childhood Education Funding: Federal, State, and Private Resources

Feb 5, 2013 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D
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Recognition of the importance of pre-school programs is growing, and so is the availability of early childhood education funding. Start your grant search here with our big link list.

One Short Month, Five Great Education Webinars—Register Today!

Feb 7, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Our February webinar series focuses on early childhood development, K-12 funding sources, and maximizing the benefits of time spent reading. Register today!

Endorsing the Common Core State Standards Initiative

May 26, 2011 by Corey Fitzgerald
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to provide a nationally consistent framework that will ready American students for success in college and in the global workforce.

Fast ForWord Review: Nevada Department of Education

Jul 21, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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A Nevada DOE report on SB185 concludes that Fast ForWord products increased student reading achievement by an average of 22.2 percentage points, the largest average impact of all programs reviewed.

Promoting Brain Fitness in the Classroom - Science of Success Micro Grants

Jul 1, 2010 by Norene Wiesen
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We asked members of the WeAreTeachers.com(WAT) Brain Research Microcommunity to submit ideas for keeping their students’ brains fit.  Here are the winning peer-selected projects.

School Improvement Grant - Intervention for Failing Schools

Jun 29, 2010 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D
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“What is the School Improvement Grant?  How much money is available?  Who is eligible to apply?”  Find out what you need to know.

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grantwriting Tips

Apr 28, 2010 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D
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Are you applying for Investing in Innovation (i3) funds and wondering what the difference is between"demonstrated success" and "evidence of effect"?  Dr. Joseph Noble clarifies in this brief video.

Apply for the “Science of Success” Classroom Microgrant for Teachers!

Apr 13, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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How would you use brain research findings to create the best learning experiences for kids?  Enter your project idea for a chance to win $200 and a Flip Video camera or iPod nano®.

Child Reading Development and Language Skills Webinar

Apr 8, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Without a good language background, a child is likely to struggle with reading. Children who are reading below grade level in the first grade are at risk for remaining below grade level in reading ability throughout their school years, and being poor readers as adults.

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