ESE New Process for Special Education Licensure Waivers

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has announced a new process and route for special education licensure waivers for the 2018-2019 school year beginning July 1, 2018, called Structured Guidance & Supports (SG&S). The ESE special education licenses include the following: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities,…

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Pathway Impact Evaluation – Mathematics

CompassLearning’s Odyssey is now Edgenuity’s Pathblazer solution. Pathblazer is a supplemental, online intervention program that helps move struggling learners up to grade-level proficiency in math and reading. The program prescribes individualized learning progressions with fun, motivating content that addresses skill and concept gaps. Click here to view the webinar. Click here to download and print…

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The Good Behavior Game by Pax

The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is an environmental intervention used in the classroom to create a Nurturing Environment that is conducive to learning. The intervention is designed to reduce off-task behavior; increase attentiveness; decrease aggressive and disruptive behavior, as well as shy and withdrawn behavior.  PAX GBG also has been shown to improve…

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Tell Us Your Story!

Do you have a student success story about the transition after graduation? Does your school have a summer program that you’re proud of? Do you want to spread the word about an important milestone? Or do you have a teacher who is standing out for their dedication, brilliance and compassion? We want to know!  This month, maaps,…

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Framingham State University Course Offering:  The IEP, an In-depth Study

At the beginning of October, 2017 maaps will offer the second course delivered by Framingham State University (FSU).  This course is totally on-line, lasts 4 weeks and offers teachers three ways to use the course: Assists teachers currently on a waiver in meeting the Competency/Continuous Progress Requirements of the license for moderate disabilities. Each 4-week…

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Help the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Committee Help You – Take a 5 Minute Survey – copy

maaps member schools are committed to improving student outcomes which can be achieved using Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). Per the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an EBP is defined as practices that are supported by a sufficient number of high quality studies that use research designs from which causality can be inferred and that demonstrate meaningful…

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When Was the Last Time the Elevator Was Inspected?

Elevators in C766 schools are to be inspected at least once per year. Please be sure to check the expiration date which is located on the certificate of approval in a conspicuous place by the elevator. To schedule an inspection, please contact your elevator maintenance company. Failure to comply with this law could result in…

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Six Scrappy Sourcing Strategies to Help You Hire Top Talent

You want to attract top talent to your company. These candidate sourcing strategies can help you get there: Social Sourcing Candidates want information fast. Take advantage of social sharing platforms by inviting your employees to opt into seamless set-it and forget-it job publishing, expanding your reach. More Strategic Use of Job Boards With 30% of…

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