|Creating Meaning in Mathematics for ALL Learners|
The Concrete-Representational-Abstract sequence of mathematics instruction allows students to move meaningfully through less complex math concepts and procedures to more abstract, complex ones. Research indicates that the CRA sequence has been effective for students with and without disabilities.
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Dr. Daisy Wood, executive director for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Office of Programs for Exceptional Children (OPEC), has received the 2014 Kuhn-Barnett Award from the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the council, which recognizes one nominee for his/her exemplary leadership or meritorious service on behalf of exceptional children.
Recommendations for Addressing Discipline Disproportionality in Education
Disproportionality represents one of the most significant problems in education today. Click HERE to read the entire article that describes a 5-point approach to reduce disproportionality in schools.
Parent's Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution
available at the App Store on iTunes - click HERE to download
This App renders the “Parent's Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution” by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), for mobile devices. It covers “Mediation,” “Formal Complaint,” and “Due Process” and includes a section that defines relevant “Acronyms” and a “Glossary.” The application offers an easy to use question and answer format. Many answers include a direct link to the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia. It is designed to help parents and educators better understand their rights and responsibilities during the dispute resolution process.
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