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Back to School Tips for Teachers: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level 1

Sunday, September 20, 2015

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By Bethanie L. Hansen, D.M.A. Faculty Director, School of Education at American Public University Purposeful relationship-building and preventative approaches in your classroom will be crucial for positive results for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disability. The disorder might be manifested through a child’s manner of communicating, interacting, behaving, and learning that seem different from most other children.

Teach For America Could Miss Recruitment Mark by More Than 25 percent

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Growing criticism about Teach For America and a polarized education reform debate is affecting recruitment of new corps members and the organization “could fall short of our partners’ overall needs by more than 25 percent” next year, TFA officials say. A note that co-Chief Executive Officers Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva Beard are sending out to the organization’s partner organizations (see text below) cites several reasons for the decline, including “polarization around TFA” as well less interest in teaching and public service by college graduates.

Bullying: Creative Approaches for Teachers

Friday, October 24, 2014

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By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D. Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University Unfortunately, schools are prime places for bullying. School classrooms, halls, playgrounds, buses, and athletic fields, as well as virtual spaces like chat rooms and email, are all places where bullying can occur. What is Bullying? The federal government defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance” (U.S.

Empowering K-12 via County Partnerships

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University American Public University System (APUS) created the Leadership in Learning Partnership (LLP) in partnership with West Virginia schools. Through this partnership, we offer an opportunity for school districts to work with a nationally recognized online university to provide professional development opportunities to their staff members.

A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

Friday, March 1, 2013

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By Everett Corum, Ph.D. Director of Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, and World Languages Programs at American Public University “No man ever steps into the same river twice,” is one of the more famous statements of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Let the idea of a university, John Henry Newman’s “school of universal learning,” be that river and one suddenly becomes aware of the reason for the upheaval and challenges facing the academy in the 21st Century.

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