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Telepractice Brings Online Speech Services to School Districts of all Sizes

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In the face of continuing budget and staffing challenges, many districts are finding that live online speech therapy (or telepractice) helps them deploy their special education staff more efficiently, improve students’ IEP outcomes and save on costs. Telepractice can augment districts’ staffing for speech-language pathology services and enables them to cope with acute and chronic shortages of speech language pathologists (SLPs).

Can Music Really Aid Math Learning?

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Most of us heard of the correlation between math and music – musical structures are mathematical in nature, of course, but can learning, or listening to, music really help us to learn math? Or are there specific musical techniques we can use to help our brains to process the learning techniques involved in decoding math problems?

Innovations High: Tour the Future of Education

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This May I had a personal tour of the future of education. I toured Innovations High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. I left supercharged by the potential and, honestly, a little bewildered that a traditional school district had actually created this blended learning marvel I witnessed.

The Promise & Practicality of Entrepreneurship Alliances For Students

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The prospect of finding employment for the recent graduates has become increasingly more difficult and desperate in today’s economy. The majority of college and university programs are designed for students to take a job when they graduate with a degree. A much more exciting, and practical, alternative exists when those same students are able to create a job after graduation.

Parents Are First Line of Defense In Preventing “Summer Learning Loss”

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With summer fast approaching, now is the time for parents to start planning ways to keep their children’s minds and bodies active during their vacation months.

Defining (and Driving) Collaboration

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By: Jordan Lippman. In today's world, both employers and educational institutions place a high value on soft skills that are transferable across professional, academic, and social situations. One of the most frequently cited skills is collaboration.

NSBA Virtual Schools Report & The Questions Of “True Costs”

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Overall, it’s nothing new; a rehash of reports from years past. Much of this information has been presented, discussed and debated in state capitols across the country. The report does, however, draw mostly negative conclusions about online schools, which is not a surprise given the policy views of NSBA and aggressive lobbying by its state chapters against charter schools, multi-district online schools, and parent choice.

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