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Education News Archive - November 22, 2005

By Rieck, William A; Wadsworth, Donna E Dugger Accommodations in both instructional strategies and assessment procedures have long been required for students with special learning needs. Over the last 6 years the authors have worked with schools on fostering inclusion.

By Silva, Melissa; Munk, Dennis D; Bursuck, William D Issues surround grading for all students, especially those with disabilities, who are at increased risk for grades that are low, inaccurate, and lacking in meaning.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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