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The Future of Learning

Today’s blog starts with a thought experiment.  Think with us for a moment about your favorite activity. Maybe it’s gardening, playing a sport, or even watching movies. Now, think about how you would teach someone else to love what you love. Would you write them a book about how to play tennis? That’s probably not …

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Disability Mentoring Day. A Positive Step for Your Students to the Workplace

There are a number of ways to honor National Disability Employment Awareness Month.   We recently posted a blog about the increasing numbers of employers who are opening their doors to those with disabilities. Our goal is to get students, each and every student, job ready to confidently approach and enter those open doors.   …

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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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What Is WIOA? – Introducing #EmbraceTheMandate

What exactly is WIOA? WIOA is the acronym for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federal law signed in 2014 and implemented in 2015. Totaling just under 300 pages, WIOA both reauthorizes and reforms pieces of the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.  Adults have always been covered under the law. Now, youth with disabilities and …

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