You may have seen that this week, the Iowa Department of Education released a list of Iowa school performance profiles. This list shows schools across the state that are failing in some way- either on targeted or comprehensive issues. This episode can not be more timely as 219 out of 307 targeted schools are targeted specifically for students with dissabilities and IEPs. That is 71% of schools that need to improve specifically speak to this student population.
I've written a little about the idea that technology is working for the general student population at Clay & Milk, but seems to be missing in the special education conversation. I am thrilled to have this conversation with Chris Draper of Trokt as he's been in the weeds, in the IEP meetings, and has a high level overview of what's happening in our schools with our students with disabilities.
What do you think? Are communications a way we can improve student learning for students in special education? Drop me a note in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to speak with Chris, send him a note at Chris.email@example.com.
PS- I'm a working mom and my sweet 5 month old was supposed to be napping during our interview but instead got vocal. Enjoy the quirks of the ride with me!