Education News Archive - May 18, 2008

By Fiedler, Craig R Chiang, Bert; Van Haren, Barbara; Jorgensen, Jack; Halberg, Sara; Boreson, Lynn The overrepresentation of students with racial, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity (RCELD) in special education has been well documented for over 30 years (Artiles, Harry, Reschly, & Chinn, 2002; Connor & Boskin, 2001; Coutinho & Oswald, 2000; Harry & Klinger, 2006; Patton, 1998).

By Manwaring, Joanne S In a public elementary school in the southeastern United States, a self-contained class of prekindergarten children with disabilities is playing with PlayDoh.

By Rinaldi, Claudia Samson, Jennifer When a school is implementing a response to intervention model [RTI), what are the special considerations for the assessment of and referral for special education services for English language learners (ELLs) with academic difficulties? An RTI model and evidencebased instruction can inform the three areas of prereferral, referral, and assessment, as well as IEP development, for ELLs-but the assessment team must understand how to use information on oral language proficiency and academic language in the process.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.