Category Archives: Innovative Strategies

There Is No “I” in “Teach”

The following is a crosspost from Blend My Learning. The blog is written by Kristin Fiorini, a first and second grade Special Education teacher at Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC and a 2014 City Bridge-New Schools Education Innovation Fellow. This summer, I … Continue reading

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Policies to Address Poverty in America

Last month, the Hamilton Project revealed its 14 policy proposals that, when enacted together, wouldsucceed in Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis. The proposals created fit into categories of early childhood education, supporting disadvantaged youth, building skills, and improving safety net and … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Career Exploration: My Story

According to research by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), approximately 74% of blind college graduates are unemployed. Even though there is some dispute about the actual percentages, the reality is that blind students often do not come out … Continue reading

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Public Schools Empowering Students to Take Charge

This month, guest blogger Chris Nace, a Transition Policy Analyst with the Office of Special Education at the District of Columbia Public Schools, shares about his transition to the world of work as a person with a disability and how … Continue reading

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Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 3 – Postsecondary/Workforce Opportunities and Evidence-based Interventions

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research This post is the last in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use … Continue reading

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Credit Recovery to Postsecondary Credentials: Working Across Boundaries

In Sheridan, Colo.—a small, urban municipality in the Denver Metro Area—a dozen or so students trickle into a classroom at the Student Outreach & Academic Recovery Program (S.O.A.R.), part of the Sheridan School District (SSD). These students are participating in … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Hamza’s Story

NCWD/Youth is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month all throughout March. Part of that celebration is sharing real stories from people in our community, people who are proud and successful in large part because of their disabilities, not in spite of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Career Development – This Work We Do!

Did you know that November is designated as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association? Now is a great time to recognize career development as a lifelong process in all our lives and to celebrate the work … Continue reading

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