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Be Inclusive. Be A Friend!

What does it mean to be a friend? It’s National Bullying Prevention Month! That’s why we wanted to take a moment to encourage you to make a difference with your students. As a teacher, it’s impossible to know each interaction that takes place inside and outside of the classroom. Bullying prevention is difficult when you …

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Prepare Students with Disabilities for Opening Doors

According to a recent article in Disability Scoop “Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively recruiting from this population. In a survey of 110 companies that collectively account for 5 percent of the nation’s workforce, 95 percent reported that they …

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Capturing the Hearts of Students… and a Little Fishing Too

Experiential Learning in this Classroom Doubles Employment Outcomes and Eliminates Behavior Issues David Yunker and his Oxnard, CA High School class have just returned from fishing.  Not only have they caught a few fish, but David has captured the hearts and minds of his students. “We need to get students out of their seats and connect …

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Education Associates Announces WIOA Solutions for Pre-ETS Services

  Project Discovery’s Life and Work Skills Solutions prepare students to be workforce ready. This year U.S. schools, job coaches, vocational rehabilitation counselors and transition coordinators are working hard to comply with the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) mandates.  Education Associates has designed a new WIOA Solution Package to …

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How Can Project Discovery Help My Students Be Job Ready?

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New Netflix Series to Feature Teenager on the Autism Spectrum

Ever wonder what it is like to experience life as a teenager on the autism spectrum? Is it really that much different from the trials and tribulations of any teenager? You can follow the story of high-school senior Sam Gardner as he navigates his way to becoming more independent. “Sam decides its time to go on …

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New Guidelines Provide Vision for Special Education Policy in Charter Schools

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) recently released the Model Policy Guide: Leveraging Policy to Increase Access and Quality Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools. This tool is designed to help state lawmakers promote smart and effective special education policy in charter schools. The Model Policy Guide provides information …

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Victoria Campbell Paves the Way for Pennsylvania Students to Become Job and Life Ready

          “Every one of my kids is walking out of my class with a resume.” Victoria Campbell, a Transition Coordinator at the Alleghany Intermediate Unit’s Sunrise School in Monroeville, PA, is opening doors for students with special needs through pre-employment transition services. By developing a strong partnership between the schools, Vocational Rehabilitation …

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Wisconsin Partners With Vocational Rehab and High Schools for Pre-ETS Success

At the recent Texas Conference on Transition, experts from across the country weighed in what the WIOA mandate for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) means in practice. Again and again, presenters commented that though implementation may look a little different everywhere, collaboration between public school special education classrooms and local vocational rehabilitation counselors will be key …

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To Our Teachers: You Are Something Special

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Project Discovery sends applause and our “Thank You” from the heart to the diverse community of educators we serve and are inspired by throughout the year. You are creative, innovative and have the most passionate hearts for your students. For all of us, the greatest reward is seeing those students succeed. …

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