ESEA Insider News - Page 56

  • The importance of least restrictive environment measures

    In the pantheon of special education ideals, least restrictive environment (LRE), with its conceptual origin hearkening to Brown v. Board of Education, is equally supreme to free appropriate public education (FAPE).

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  • Principles of inclusive instruction

    Successful outcomes in inclusive settings depend on consistent implementation of personalized teaching in order to engage diverse skills and interests. Essentially, differentiated instruction is the lynchpin of universal design.

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  • The hexagon of universal design

    Implementing universal design requires careful structuring of six facets of pedagogy. Administrators need to work continuously and closely with teachers to be sure the task is carried out comprehensively.

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  • Re-emphasizing achievement: The long road ahead

    Properly implementing common core with results-driven accountability will require Herculean effort and relentless persistence. To paraphrase Peter the Great – you must drag your colleagues kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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  • Preparing for Common Core along with Results-Driven Accountability

    Full implementation of common core occurring in tandem with a new federal accountability system means that administrators must immediately marshal both personnel and material resources to improve outcomes for students with disabilities (SWD).

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