K-12 School Improvement Sites
by
Gina Otto

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SITES
 

BLENDING GIFTED EDUCATION AND SCHOOL REFORM - http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/Blending_Gifted_Ed.html
School reform initiatives have resulted in many changes in American education presenting  numerous challenges for every educator. Juxtaposed against the reform climate are several other changes that have affected American classrooms: changing demographics, increasing diversity of student populations, and limited fiscal resources. This digest provides a process for assuring that the unique needs of students who are gifted are addressed within the context of systemic reform. .

CENTER FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT - http://www.esd189.org/
Curriculum, instruction and assessment; professional development,  and resources for educators are included on this site, which is constantly updated. Click on School Improvement, then pick a topic.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS - http://education.findlaw.com/special-education-and-disabilities/504-accommodations-in-schools.html
According to this website, "504 accommodations" refer to simple, inexpensive changes a school must take to allow students with disabilities the change fo succeed in a classroom setting. It then continues with what constitutes a "disability" and what are "reasonable accommodatins".  Check it out.

GIFTED EDUCATION - http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/
NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development site hs a News and Vies section and Middle School models as links from University of Connecticut, and Tools for Schools at http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/sem/semtools.html

HOAGIES GIFTED EDUCATION PAGE - http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
This searchable site is devoted strictly to gifted education and is divided up for parents, teachers and kids. Topics covered include Internet investigations, counseling the gifted, curriculum, grouping and gifted children in the middle school setting.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS - http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/tools4s2.html
The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Kit (Kit) shows schools how to carry out a practical plan of action to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff.  Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools is co-sponsored by the National PTA, National Education Association, Council for American Private Education, Association of School Business Officials, American Federation of Teachers, and the American Lung Association.

KIDS SOURCE - http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html
"When a child is gifted or talented, their parents and educators are faced with many issues and challenges. These articles and digests provide ideas, guidance and activities for both parents and educators of gifted students. While some of these articles are written specifically for educators, they can also benefit parents who are seeking to create or influence a program for their children. In addition, we've found that many of these articles, such as those on college planning and underachieving students, are appropriate and helpful for other students, not just those that are gifted." CHECK THIS OUT.

MIDDLE WEB - http://www.middleweb.com/
A site dedicated to exploring and discussing reform and progressive education in Middle School. Lots of parent and teacher resources.

TOP SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SITES - http://www.top20sites.com/Top-School-Improvement-Sites

YOUTH CHANGE - http://www.youthchg.com/
Free materials to professionals working with troubled children - all you need to do is supply your school snail mail address - practical and easy to implement immediately.  All the best answers for at risk, troubled, ADD, and truant youth.

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Last Updated March, 2015

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