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British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2016
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy
Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Parents/guardians might…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
Langworthy, Sara E. – Redleaf Press, 2015
Relationships play an important role in human development, especially in the first years of life. "Bridging the Relationship Gap" provides tools and encouragement to be the strong, positive, and nurturing adult these children need in order to thrive. Learn more about the factors that contribute to the achievement and relationship gap…
Descriptors: Child Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement
Gadzikowski, Ann – Redleaf Press, 2015
When children play, they often create a mess, but what a beautiful mess it is! "Creating a Beautiful Mess" describes the ten most important play experiences all children enjoy and how these experiences support learning, creativity, and social connections. These broad categories of play include building with blocks, pretending and make…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Toys, Imagination
Galbraith, Judy; Delisle, Jim – Free Spirit Publishing, 2015
Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it's sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Schrodt, Katie; Fain, Jeanne Gilliam; Hasty, Michelle – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article shares a monthly curricular model that can help teachers and families bridge the gap between home and school by using literature and response inspired from the cultures in the classroom. Integrating culturally responsive texts and family response journals into the classroom and the home can help children, their families, and peers…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Kindergarten, Family Literacy, Childrens Literature
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Fleury, Veronica P. – Young Exceptional Children, 2015
The presence of a developmental disability has been associated with failures in learning to read (Landgren, Kjellman, & Gillberg, 2003). Given that children with disabilities are at higher risk for reading difficulties, it is especially important that they receive repeated opportunities to develop emergent skills--particularly oral language,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Aloud to Others, Child Behavior
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Pfeiffer, Linda E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Few things strike fear in the hearts of parents like sending their child off to middle school. Parents of gifted learners fear for their child's safety--both emotional and physical--and their academic well-being. Having survived this transition, it occurred to the author that this experience would make an interesting research project and,…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Middle Schools, School Size, Leadership Effectiveness
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Olmstead, Gwen – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
The author shares that her journey with gifted homeschooling was filled with folly and a slow learning curve. By sharing some of the struggles and insights she faced, the author hopes others will benefit or find solace in knowing they are not alone when their square peg children do not fit into round holes. In this article the author discusses:…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Gifted, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Yamada, Sylvia – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Meeting the needs of gifted students is challenging even in traditional contexts and settings. Well-known issues include a limited choice of schools, underrepresentation of certain populations, and, often, the lack of facilities and support for high-ability students. Imagine, then, the further complexities of high-ability Third Culture Kids (TCKs)…
Descriptors: Gifted, School Choice, Student Mobility, Cultural Influences
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
As part of her series, "ABCs of Being Smart," Joanne Foster presents time-tested tips for parents of toddlers to teens. Categories include: traits to tap when meeting with teachers to strengthen home and school connections or resolve any issues; strategies for parents to add to their "toolbox"; and tactical measures to consider…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Child Rearing, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
One of the most common questions the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) receives from parents is, "How should I advocate for my child in the classroom?" Dr. Joan Smutny first tackled this topic for "Parenting for High Potential" in 2002, but her practical, step-by-step approach is still very applicable today. Some…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
Baker, Bruce D.; Sciarra, David G.; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2015
While the United States was recovering from the recent economic stress caused by the Great Recession, individual state economies were improving at a slow pace. In 2012, state education budgets came to a crossroads, as most states had exhausted their allocations of federal stimulus dollars. Prior editions of this report noted how many states used…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Even as graduation rates rise, policymakers and families wonder: Does a high school diploma mean that students are ready for what comes next? Graduates wonder: Did I take the right classes and have the experiences I need to pursue the future I envision for myself? State leaders should be reflecting too: Do our state policies set the right…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Parents
Krueger, Keith R.; Moore, Bob – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
As technology has leaped forward to provide valuable learning tools, parents and policy makers have begun raising concerns about the privacy of student data that schools and systems have. Federal laws are intended to protect students and their families but they have not and will never be able to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. School…
Descriptors: Student Records, Data, Privacy, Technological Advancement
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