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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    ‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #4): Progress Monitoring during Virtual Learning

    The fourth blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series highlights several best practices of evidence-based progress monitoring that educators can apply to virtual instruction to ensure ongoing progress monitoring continues regardless of the learning environment, be it remote, blended, or in-person. According to author Jennifer Meller, “Such monitoring can, and should, be used broadly to provide feedback to all students but is critically important for students with IEPs to meaningfully update goals, accommodations, and services.”

    • 5. November 2020
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    Q&A with Maya Cox: PCG Consultant and Vice President of APSE’s National Board of Directors

    In honor of the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are thrilled to announce that a member of our Human Services team, Maya Cox, was recently elected to serve as Vice President of the national 2020-2021 Board of Directors for the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE).

    • 26. October 2020
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    ‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #3): Social-Emotional Learning

    The third blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series explores the need for districts to implement a multi-tiered approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent recommendation from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Author Lauren English-Mezzino acknowledges that while many districts are familiar with a tiered approach for academics, integrating SEL into a multi-tiered system of support—whether instruction is fully remote, in person, or a blend of the two—may present new challenges for districts.

    • 1. October 2020
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    Special education subject matter expert shares insights into supporting students with special needs during the pandemic

    Over the summer, state education agencies required local school districts to create “re-entry plans” to outline how students can safely and equitably return to school in multiple learning environments. These plans primarily focused on supporting the majority of students but offered minimal, if any, support on the unique needs of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). That’s according to an article authored by special education subject matter expert (SME) Matthew Korobkin that was published by eSchool News on September 25, 2020.

    • 25. September 2020