AK School Board Launches Survey on Improving Special Education

first_imgReinhardt: “This is, across the board, what do you want for your schools?” Another hurdle is teaching positions; Reinhardt said Alaska’s rural areas fight to keep teachers in general for more than one or two years. Reinhardt: “So what do we do to keep our best and our brightest, our most talented students? How do we make them catch on fire and give them the tools they need to become effective teachers in their communities.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Board of Education has launched a survey to hear from parents on how to improve education for students with special needs. Reinhardt said when modernizing special education programs, technology use is key. Program Coordinator Christie Reinhardt with the Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education said it’s important for those involved in public schools’ special education programs to weigh in. Reinhardt: “A lot of kids that have autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, ADHD, specific learning disabilities, communication disorders, need kind of out of the box thinking.” The survey focuses on three main points that are protecting local control, the use of technology in the classroom, and what can be done to improve teacher quality, recruitment, and retention. Click here to access the State Board of Education survey.last_img read more

Andy Murray starts comeback charge after early French Open scare

first_imgAndy Murray is on the comeback charge but will have to go the distance to avoid a first round French Open exit against Radek Stepanek.The second seed was in real trouble after losing the opening two sets 6-3 to the 37-year-old veteran.However the Scot fought back to take the third set 6-0 before poor light stopped play in Paris with the score at 4-2 in the Scot’s favour in the fourth.The match on the famous Philippe Chatrier Court will resume on Tuesday. Wet weather has affected the start to the year’s second Grand Slam with reigning champion Stan Wawrinka surviving a scare in a five-set encounter with Lukas Rosol.last_img