Exploring How Special Education Fits into Testing Accountability Under the ESSA

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Exploring How Special Education Fits into Testing Accountability Under the ESSA

The number of students in special needs programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is on the rise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there were a reported 5.83 million students with disabilities in 2014, a population that outnumbers English Language Learners (ELL) in public schools by 1.4 million.

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Storytelling to Engage Audiences — Case Study

A client that creates robots to teach K-5 students foundational skills in computer coding wanted to build credibility in the education sector and distinguish its products as not simply toys, but hands-on learning tools. To accomplish these goals, CB&A created a media strategy leveraging real-life stories from classrooms, teachers and thought leaders.

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Thought Leadership at the National Press Club – Case Study

A client that develops robots and curriculum to help children on the autism spectrum sought to establish itself as a thought leader by presenting at a National Press Club (NPC) event in Washington, D.C. CB&A facilitated the speaking opportunity, and developed a strategic media relations plan to further leverage the event.

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Special Education Innovations From ISTE: An eSchool News Reflection

It’s been a month since ISTE 2014, but we’re still beaming from the Special Education Innovation Reception. Dennis Pierce (@eSN_Dennis) of eSchool News recently wrote about the event in the article Four Special-Education Innovations from ISTE, and it inspired us to reflect on the gathering. Dennis did a wonderful job capturing all of the exciting innovations […]

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A Look Back on ISTE 2014

The CB&A team has been working hard the past few months in preparation for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. From Media Central, show floor appointments, and press conferences the team was able to learn about the latest in ed tech while soaking up the hot sun.

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Style Guide for Writing about Disabilities

Working in the education and special needs markets, we have become well acquainted with the use of disability-related language. Our goal is to write about the whole individual, not to label him or her with a single characteristic. We don’t say “cancerous child”; we say “child with cancer.” In an effort to support those with special needs, we’ve established a set of style guidelines for the media and general public to use when writing about disabilities.

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Maximizing Visibility at Trade Shows and Conferences – Case Study

Our client, a developer of learning solutions for children with special needs, sought to expand marketing of its iPad application beyond individual sales towards large-scale purchases by districts and schools. The client planned to exhibit at ISTE, the premier education technology conference, and decided to seek guidance in maximizing its investment return. Through several ISTE events, CB&A leveraged the client’s presence at the conference to boost its profile in the education industry.

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CB&A Survey Results: Special education information resources

With the launch of the Special Needs Division earlier this year, C. Blohm & Associates recently sought a first-hand view of the special education space by surveying a local area school district about which special education information sources and products are most commonly used. The survey garnered nearly 200 respondents, providing a window into the […]

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44th Annual Autism Society Conference

CB&A had the opportunity to attend the Autism Society National Conference in Pittsburgh, July 11 – 13. As a bonus, our Special Needs Division representatives coordinated the 2nd Innovation Reception for companies serving the autism community with new products and services to meet the needs of children and adults nationwide. The conference was enlightening and […]

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