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Education in virus era dominates Tennessee special session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, responding to educational challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, directed state lawmakers Tuesday to quickly pass teacher pay raises and adopt a new reading benchmark for students to pass third grade.

But the Republican governor also had harsh remarks for schools that had rebuffed his push for in-person learning, declaring that those districts were not using science to make such decisions — a criticism that has sparked objections from Democratic lawmakers and education advocates.

“You can’t say follow the science and keep school closed,” Lee said. “You can’t say I believe in public

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Special Education Teacher for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2020-21) job with Alexandria City Public Schools

Job Description:

Purpose Statement

The special education teacher of learners with ASD provides an optimal learning environment for learners who require the specialized teaching and supports designed for autism spectrum disorders in order to increase the academic, behavioral, communication and social skills of the learners on their caseload. Special education teachers in this position develop and implement district approved curriculum, document student progress through daily and weekly data collection in order to make data-based decisions about the effectiveness of teaching and behavioral strategies. Special education teachers in this position address students’ specific needs through multiple and diverse academic and behavioral

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Education Department Addresses Special Ed Concerns Related To COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to issue guidance related to serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

With two new guidance documents, federal education officials are clarifying issues facing both young children with disabilities and those transitioning to adulthood amid the pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Education issued question-and-answer documents in recent weeks aimed at two very different groups — infants and toddlers with disabilities who are just starting their educational journey, as well as transition-age students and adults receiving services through vocational rehabilitation.

The guidance comes in response to questions the Education Department

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Free special education evaluations through Child Find

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Parents who suspect their children may have a disability can request a free special education evaluation called Child Find.

Alabama Department of Public Health defines Child Find as the process used in Alabama for identifying all children who may be eligible for services and referring them to Alabama’s Early Intervention System. It is an important step that provides families with the guidance and support they need to make on their own behalf.

You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate, but it is a legal requirement. Identifying kids who may need help is an important

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Special education students facing challenges with changes in schooling

From switching from online schooling to in-person schooling to hybrid models — students across the country have experienced disruptions in education. But for those students who rely on routines and predictability, the pandemic has been especially difficult.

“For some folks on the spectrum, any change is painful,” said Emily Vieweg, a single mom in Fargo.

Vieweg’s daughter is in second grade, and she has autism, ADHD and sensory processing issues. Vieweg says she now goes to school two or three days a week and spends the other days learning online at home or at daycare.

“The way her brain is

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