Week in Review - February 16, 2024

Click on Image to Learn More


February 16, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #7

NASET Member!

Welcome to NASET's WEEK in REVIEW. Here, we provide you with the latest publications from NASET to read and or download, as well as some of the most interesting articles that have happened this week in the field of special education. We hope you enjoy this publication.

Feel free to send us articles for this publication or let us know your thoughts about the WEEK in REVIEW at news@naset.org.

Have a great weekend!



Winter 2024

An Overview of the Challenges and Resources Special Education Professionals Reported During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic

An Exploration of Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Including Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in General Education

Supporting Student Engagement Through the Use of Various Discussion Formats in a Graduate Teacher Education Course

Ramping Up 504 Professional Development for All Types of Educators: Going Beyond Section 504 Being a Special Education Responsibility

Parent Perspectives of Transition Planning for English Learners with Disabilities

When Parents of Children with Severe Autism Become Their Teachers: Unique Cases from the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Rural Community's Role and Process to Secure Work Experiences for Youth with Disabilities

Building Communities of Practice: Initial Perceptions of an Interdisciplinary Preparation Program for Special Education Teachers and Social Workers

Parent Perceptions of Interactions with Professionals that Improve Individualized Education Program Development

A Comparison of Teaching Efficacy Between Paraprofessionals and Special Education Teachers Working with Special Education Students

Read More

Top Stories of the Week

Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life Beyond School

Study Examines Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Childhood

Students with Disabilities Often Left on the Sidelines When it Comes to School Sports

Clues to Autism’s Causes May Lie in the Gut

Study Estimates Prevalence of Adolescents Identifying as Being 'in Recovery'

New UK Report Reveals Autism Assessment and Support Crisis

Virginia Lawmakers Consider Sweeping Changes to Special Education

What Educators Need to Know about Generation Alpha

Maternal Happiness During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Brain Development


Congratulations to:

Catherine Cardenas, Patsy Ray, Mary Baker-Hendy, Ellen Kay, Amy Dodson, Patrick Gilbert, Helen Wilson, Cindi Maurice, Lauro Esquilona III, Darlene Slade, Sylvia Gutierrez, Joanna Blau, and Amanda Ramoutar who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, currently, there are at least 36,000 vacant teaching positions along with at least 163,000 positions being held by underqualified teachers, both of which are conservative estimates of the extent of teacher shortages nationally. However you look at it, most states are experiencing some kind of teacher shortage. When you look at specific needs, the shortage of a specific type of educator is the greatest, with a documented shortage of them in 44 of 50 states. Further data reveals that qualified educators in this field have been a challenge for schools since at least 1975. What is the greatest need in terms of hiring a specific type of teacher in the United States in schools at this time (or simply put, what type of teacher is in the highest demand for need in schools today?)


This week's trivia question: 

This federally funded program supports children's growth from birth to age 5 through services centered around early learning and development, health, and family well-being. Its staff actively engage parents, recognizing family participation throughout the program as key to strong child outcomes. The program services are available at no cost to children ages birth to 5 in eligible families. The program delivers child development services in center-based, home-based, or family child care settings, and works toward the mission for eligible children and families to receive high-quality services in safe and healthy settings that prepare children for school and life. What is the name of this federally funded program?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by February 19th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


6 Ways to Help Students Absorb Difficult Texts

The K-12 Outlook for 2024: Funds are Waning, Challenges Aren’t

How a Culture of Caring is Helping These Schools Improve Student Mental Health

In Utero Stimulant Exposure Not Tied to Later Neurodevelopmental Issues

Kids Who Consume Energy Drinks are More Prone to Mental Health Disorders, Study Finds

AI Learns Language Through the Experience of a Single Child in Groundbreaking Study

Overscheduling Kids’ Lives Causes Depression and Anxiety, Study Finds

Latest Job Listings on NASET

* Classroom Teacher -New Avenues Dyslexia Program - The ideal candidate will be an energetic, compassionate, self-starter who embraces the opportunity to nurture students in fulfilling their abundant potential. The ideal candidate will have formal training and experience with age and skill-appropriate teaching methodologies for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties. To learn more- Click here

* Lower School Learning Specialist - Walker seeks an energetic and dedicated individual for a Lower School Learning Specialist position focusing on grades 3-5. The Lower School Learning Specialist works in collaboration with teaching staff to support students with learning differences and students who are having academic difficulty and may need to consider psychoeducational testing. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - The Paterson Public School district’s mission is to prepare each student for success at the college/university of their choosing. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teaching Position in the Greater Boston Area - Reed Academy in Framingham, MA, offers a structured and therapeutic environment to boys with variety of education needs. Teach in a small and family-like, nurturing environment for Students with Moderate Needs. To learn more- Click here

* High School Special Education Teacher - New Visions for Public Schools is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of public education in New York City. Today, we support almost 2,000 public schools and thousands of teachers, serving over a million students, in their most critical work: deciding what and how to teach, helping keep students on track to graduation, and preparing students for success beyond high school. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - As a teacher at Beacon Day School you join a supportive community of educators, behaviorists, therapists, administrators, and staff who care deeply about our students and their families. We look forward to welcoming you! To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - You will have the opportunity to change lives through education as you connect and work one-on-one with students needing special support to understand both their capabilities and disabilities as you develop and apply personalized learning approaches and programs that support their growth, progress, and success. To learn more - Click here


* Special Education Teacher - STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits. Summers off with year-round pay and year-round appreciation. To learn more- Click here

The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care will criticize where necessary. Those who envy will criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.

Jami Criss

Return to Week in Review Main Page - Click here

forgot username or password?