Week in Review - March 31, 2023


March 31, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #13

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!


April, 2023

NASET Special Educator e Journal

Table of Contents

  • Special Education Legal Alert. By Perry A. Zirkel
  • Buzz from the Hub
  • The Academic Benefits of Social Emotional Learning during the School Day. By Philip Garza
  • U.S. Department of Education Issues Dear Colleague Letter Calling for End to Corporal Punishment in Schools and Guiding Principles on School Discipline
  • Education Department Announces Use of Secret Shopping to Protect Students, Crack Down on Institutions that Lure Students with Lies??
  • U.S. Education Secretary Issues Statement on Passing of Disability Rights Leader Judy Heumann
  • From Winter 2023 JAASEP: Creating Trauma-Informed Spaces for Youth in Residential Programs. By Aimee J. Hackney, Nina R. Graham, Kristine Jolivette, and Sara Sanders
  • Acknowledgements

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Top Stories of the Week

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Deaf Student in Education Case

The Secret World of Imagination Hidden in Autism

Preterm Babies Do Not Habituate to Repeated Pain

Children's Drawings May Help with Early Detection of Giftedness

A Virtual Neurodiversity Hub

Young Children Develop Better Learning Skills When Taught By Teachers of the Same Ethnicity, US Study Suggests

How to Create a Classroom Culture Wall

 Middle School Introduces Virtual Reality Math Class


Congratulations to

Marianne Infante, Mary Baker-Hendy, Cynthia Kerns, Morgan Lee, Heather Richter, Katrina Snider, Therese Quaglino, Peggy Short, Cindi Maurice, Patsy Ray, Karen Frantz-Fry, Janie Gausmann, Cheryl S. Mitchell, Alisa Lagier, Ellen Kay, Wanda J. Routier, Lauro Esquilona III, Brandey Crawford, Joann Judge, Deanna Gray, Jenifer Womble-Ericson, and Sonia Gulbin who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

Once parents have completed the referral to special education process and the school has obtained parent/guardian consent, a team of qualified school professionals (multidisciplinary team) must conduct an evaluation to determine a student’s eligibility for special education. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify strengths and weaknesses in a child’s academic performance and decide if the child has a disability that requires special education services. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that this evaluation must be completed within how many days of receiving consent?

Answer: SIXTY (60) DAYS

This week's trivia question: For a student with a disability, this specific type of hearing follows disciplinary actions by the school that result in suspension, expulsion from a student with disabilities’ current school or a changing in placement. If a disciplinary action for a student with a disability involves a request for removal from the student’s current educational placement for more than 10 cumulative school days, the IEP team must meet to determine whether the misconduct resulted from the disability. What is the name of this type of disciplinary hearing for a student with a disability?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by April 3, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

What We Do (and don't) Know about Teacher Shortages, and What Can be Done about Them

Study: Pandemic-Related Impact on Family Finances Worsened Child Mental Health

Meeting the Need: ‘Sustainable Futures’ Helps Adults with Autism Gain Job Experience

Alabama Lawmakers Vote on Bills that Eliminate Discrimination Against Those with Disabilities

By the Numbers: What Potential Budget Cuts to the U.S. Department of Education Would Look Like

ADHD at the Center: A Whole-Life, Whole-Person Condition

CDC: Poor Sleep During COVID-19 Linked to Greater Difficulty Doing Schoolwork

Exploratory Survey Study on Settlement of IDEA Legal Disputes

Simple, quick survey that takes less than 10 minutes. For attorneys, parent advocates, and other third-party neutrals who have participated in at least 8 settlements of IDEA disputes in the past 10 years. Please contact Annie Lockwood at (512) 922-2060 or avlockwood@gmail.com

* Elementary Special Education Teacher - French and/or English Speaker - Special Education Teachers wanted for grades K through 5, including a French speaking Special Education teacher to support the French immersion theme. Candidates must be eager to work with students of all abilities in a French immersion public school and adapt instruction to students’ interests and needs. To learn more- Click here

* Teacher-Exceptional Student Education - This position encompasses the three standards included in Teacher Professional Expectations in School Board Policy, which are high student achievement, safe learning environment, and effective and efficient operations. To learn more - Click here

* [2023-2024] High School Math Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School Math Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* [2023-2024] High School ELA Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School ELA Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Schools ICT Teacher - Ascend invests in employees by providing ongoing professional development, coaching, and career pathways in our schools. We are proud to provide a generous benefits package, which includes flexibility in our healthcare plan, and 403(b) matching starting at year one. At Ascend, we care about our workforce’s mental health and offer services covered by insurance and additional time off for our staff to utilize for their personal care. To learn more- Click here

* Middle School Special Education Teacher - Access to education is a social justice issue. As educators, we center justice and live out our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) by ensuring that our students have the skills, tools, and confidence they need to thrive today and in the future. We are proud to have a workforce that mirrors the diversity seen in our students. To learn more- Click here

* Middle School SETSS Teacher - We’re excited about middle school special education (SETSS) teachers who are fired up about their lessons—who want to spend their time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the rich content they teach. We value teachers who truly listen to what students are saying—who create a space for students to think their way through to answers, and who praise their insights and curiosities along the way. To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Schools SETSS Teacher - The elementary school special education SETSS teacher will develop and teach engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Ascend curriculum and provide individual or small group instruction for students who require additional academic support. To learn more- Click here

* Special Educator for Sulam@JDS in the 2023-2024 school year - Sulam@JDS is a highly collaborative program that partners with all stakeholders; parents, students, general educators and specialists, to ensure a meaningful, high quality individualized program for each student. We believe that every student is valuable to our community and has the right to be included in all aspects of their community school. We provide the necessary educational, social, and emotional support to ensure success and maximize possibilities and potential. To learn more- Click here

* Upper School (US) English Teacher for Sulam in the 2023-2024 school year - We are a family-friendly organization with a warm and supportive culture. Sulam, a K-12 Jewish special education inclusion program, provides high quality educational, social, and emotional support for students with disabilities, while teaching the entire community that everyone belongs and can make a vital contribution to the world. Sulam aspires to create an educational approach where people with learning differences are recognized as vital contributors to a diverse world, and are integrated naturally into the fabric of a school community and broader society. To learn more- Click here

* Autism Resource Specialist - The Autism Resource Specialist assists in identifying and implementing appropriate behavior management and communication systems and occasionally will demonstrate evaluation and teaching procedures on-site in the classroom. The Autism Resource Specialist develops multimedia materials and plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training workshops. To learn more- Click here

* 2023-24 RSP Teachers (SPED) - CNCA (Camino Nuevo Charter Academy) currently seeks candidates who are committed to serving in under-resourced communities.  We are seeking teachers who embrace research-based, innovative curricular frameworks such as a balanced literacy approach and conceptual based math.  Our approach to teaching and learning involves a deep commitment to ongoing teacher professional development, and collaboration. To learn more- Click here

* Director of Special Services - The Director of Special Services is responsible for coordinating alignment of materials and resources, instructional program evaluation, personnel management, department professional development,  staff scheduling, and effective fiscal management of the Department of Special Services. The Director of Special Services provides leadership to coordinate and supervise the effective delivery of Special Education services Gifted and Talented Services, MultiLingual Learner services , and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher (Sheppard Pratt School- Hunt Valley) - The Sheppard Pratt School - Hunt Valley is a year round special education program that provides educational services to students ages five to 21 with complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders. Sheppard Pratt offers tuition reimbursement as well as offering fast track Standard Professional Certificate in Special Education and Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching programs in partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher in Arizona - $70,000/year - 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. With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools. To learn more- Click here


Sometimes you don't recognize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

Susan Gale

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