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Clinard, A. – Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2016
"Autism at-a-Glance" is a series of practitioner and family-friendly documents created by the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) designed for high school staff members supporting students on the autism spectrum, as well as family members of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Internet
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2016
Children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental contaminants. Their bodies are still developing, they eat, drink, and breathe more per pound of body weight than adults, they have lungs that are still developing, and they may be more exposed to hazards and unaware of how to protect themselves. Lead exposure can cause serious damage to children's…
Descriptors: Child Health, Water Pollution, Hazardous Materials, Environmental Influences
Babineau, Kate; Hand, Dave; Rossmeier, Vincent – Cowen Institute, 2016
On August 30, 2016, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and Recovery School District (RSD) released their Unification Plan to the public. The plan provides detail about Act 91 and the impending changes for local schools, teachers, parents, and students. The plan is necessarily detailed, providing an abundance of information on scheduling,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, School District Reorganization, Charter Schools
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Brulles, Dina; Brown, Karen L. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
In this article, the authors offer offer five key strategies for developing a mutually supportive relationship with the teacher of your gifted child: (1) Share information about how your child thinks, feels, learns best, and any specifics that will help the teacher understand and support your child's learning needs at school; (2) Approach the…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Academically Gifted, Information Dissemination, Interpersonal Relationship
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Mendaglio, Sal – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
In the author's work, parental anxiety is a strong predictor of children's anxiety. This means that if a child is faced with an anxious mother or father, the child will most likely experience anxiety. In addition to parental anxiety, he contends that there are parenting situations that may contribute to a child experiencing anxiety. Children's…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Anxiety, Parent Influence, Family Environment
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Honeck, Ellen; Johnson, Anne – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Finding a school or program for your child can be a very stressful process. However, there are lots of resources out there, and many parents who have been on this journey are willing to help. This article offers an overview of the types of schools, programs, and options available to gifted children including charter, magnet, gifted, and online or…
Descriptors: School Choice, Selection Criteria, Parent Aspiration, Parent Education
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Friedrichs, Terry; Nauta, Noks; Fiedler, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Gifted elders (those who are both gifted and senior citizens) are one of the world's greatest untapped and unrecognized resources. Their needs are too-often neglected in today's world. Spending time with a gifted grandparent, or with a retired teacher, coach, or mentor, can be a win-win for all. However, that time can be even more productive if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Older Adults, Emotional Response
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Bruce-Davis, Micah N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
There are many ways families can incorporate well-being practices into family life. Concerns over grades, getting homework completed, and managing busy schedules can be overwhelming for parents and children. In addition to making plans for their child's educational goals, parents should consider setting well-being goals to create a happy and…
Descriptors: Family Life, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Goal Orientation
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Baldus, Clar M.; Wilson, Hope E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
For many children, their artistic gifts may not be apparent until opportunity or exposure provides a spark. That's why parents and caregivers must understand the many ways they can ignite sparks, nurture artistic talents, and provide opportunities for gifted children to explore the arts. In many communities, opportunities outside of school abound.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Activities, Art Education, Creativity
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Weber, Heidi; Pennington, Leighann – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Many parents and teachers are not aware that specific ingredients (such as communicating clearly, providing constructive feedback, setting goals, conducting self-assessments, and accepting failure) are required at home "and" school to help gifted students succeed. Following are ways parents can support their child's teacher in building…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Role
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Inman, Tracy F. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
When students earn good grades and high praise without having to make much effort, they may not learn the values and skills needed in order to be productive, caring citizens who contribute positively to the world. Some of the most important concepts for a successful life may not be taught to gifted children early in life because they are not…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Work Ethic, Responsibility, Coping
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Funk, Joanne Russillo; Floyd, Chandra; Gilson, Cindy M.; Kapustka, Katherine M.; Yew, Feiye – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Parents may gain insights from scholarly research on giftedness that can assist them in making key decisions affecting the education, future, and well-being of their child. The article looks at studies that focus on parents of gifted children and some of the issues they encounter. The research addresses such issues as: (1) Parents' role in talent…
Descriptors: Parents, Academically Gifted, Decision Making, Planning
Villa, Richard; Thousand, Jacqueline – National Professional Resources, Inc., 2016
This comprehensive new book is designed to assist schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, community members and professionals interested in education, as well as parents and youth, to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Best Practices
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2016
Parents expect school districts and schools to keep their children safe while they are in school. That expectation of safety and security also extends to the protection of their children's learning data. Therefore, it is critical that school districts and schools are open and transparent about their student data privacy practices, and that those…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Security, Privacy, Information Utilization
Education Cities, 2016
The Education Equality Index is the first national comparative measure of the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their peers across the state, measured at the school and city levels. Through the Education Equality Index, Education Cities, in partnership with GreatSchools and Schoolzilla, has amassed one of the largest…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Measures (Individuals), Low Income Students
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