Amy Andracchio

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7 of the best math YouTube channels for kids

Even though our kids will be getting lots of STEM in school these days (at least, we hope so), we love the idea of encouraging their love of learning …

Kids

8 Scandalous Secrets Schools Won't Ever Tell You About Their Teachers' Lounges

While in school, I always wondered what went down in the teachers' lounge. Was it just an adult form of teenage drama? Did ~questionable~ activities …

Teaching

5 Lessons for Teachers in a New School Year

For 20 years I have spoken to teachers preparing to return to the classroom to teach. Having been a teacher in the classroom for many years myself …

Teaching

I was a special education teacher. Here's what I wish people understood about my students. - Vox

"Sorry, the bathroom is for employees only," the Domino's employee told me. I stared back at him and then looked over at my student Ryan. A stream of drool was running down the corner of his mouth, as usual, and he raised his eyebrows at me.<p>"Okay, Ryan, we're going to find a bathroom at another …

Mental Health

'Coddled Students? That's Not the Problem'

The much-publicized article in the recent Atlantic, "The Coddling of the American Mind," opens by setting off the alarm:<p>Something strange is happening in America's colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, …

Students

Students and teachers will love these new Google Docs and Classroom features

Google held an event today in San Francisco, and the topic was Classroom and its productivity suite, which consists of Docs, Sheets, Slides, and …

Education Technology

Google Classroom releases Chrome extension to help teachers push links to students

Google has already made some key changes to its Classroom product in advance of the new school year, but the company announced today at its San Francisco office that teachers will be able to take advantage of a new feature to help them get material to their students in a fraction of the time.<p>Called …

The 24 best public colleges in America

Here, we've narrowed down our results to look at the best public schools in the country.<p>To determine the rankings, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation. We then combined those results with each school's …

College & University

Teachers Spend Way Too Much Of Their Own Money On School Supplies, And Here's Proof

It's not DeAnn Moran's responsibility to buy supplies for her second-grade students when their parents and schools do not. But she has consistently done so for the more than 20 years she has been teaching.<p>"Their little faces are just devastated when they don’t have books and colors," she said of …

Teaching

What I Want Future Teachers to Know About Students with Disabilities

One of my favorite things about writing on disability is that it ignites conversations and sparks perspective shifts (both mine and others) in …

Education

For students with learning disabilities, real life often is more satisfying than high school, study suggests

Students with learning disabilities make up the largest slice of the special education pie (about 42 percent nationally), but their needs and …

Education

US Dept. of Ed takes steps for more inclusive achievement measurements

Washington, DC− The U.S. Department of education recently announced rule changes aimed at monitoring and prioritizing the progress of students with …

Special education teacher shortage a challenge for local districts

Several Washington school districts are experiencing a shortage of special education teachers, with just a few days left until the first day of …

Education

I’m a Special Education Teacher. Here’s What I Want Parents to Know.

Dear Parents of Children With Special Needs,<p>I just want to start off by reminding you that you’re strong and incredible parents and human beings. You …

Call to end putting special needs children in ‘seclusion rooms’

Children as young as six placed in isolation for hours at a time, say campaigners<p>Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 01:00<p>Special needs campaigners have called for …

Leo Varadkar

How classrooms buckle under the strain of including special needs children

When Cathy Cully’s son entered kindergarten, there was another boy in his class with a particularly short attention span. The teacher would struggle …

Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me

Dear teachers,<p>As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head as I travel down each aisle, and I get a little sick to my …

Parenting