Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

Bullying Prevention Must be Everyone’s Concern

Everyone is affected by bullying. The victim, the bully, and those who witness bullying suffer negative consequences. “Bullying can lead to low self-esteem, depression, isolation, and alienation in both the bully and the victim long after the incidents have ended. In addition, many victims of bullying do not want to come to school,

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MPT Special: Today’s Student Tomorrow’s Workforce

A Maryland Public Television education special, Today’s Student Tomorrow’s Workforce highlights the new Common Core State Standards and how students are being prepared for college and careers. The program, originally aired on Nov. 21, 2013, features expert panelists who discuss how the more rigorous curriculum in mathematics and language arts can best prepare students in…

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The School Discipline Process

A Handbook for Maryland Families and Professionals Disability Rights Maryland Every year Maryland school systems suspend thousands of students, many of whom have disabilities. When students are suspended they lose instructional time and their learning is interrupted. The shared goal of educators and families should be to keep students in school and learning.

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What's Up with Nick?

Teaching School Peers about Autism

Peers are naturally curious about their classmates with autism. They want to know how to meet and hang out with them. Teaching peers about autism will help them better understand their classmates who are on the autism spectrum and the idiosyncrasies associated with these disorders. With increased understanding, the focus will shift away from characteristics…

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