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Preparing Exceptional Teachers through Accountability and Collaboration


The College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is seeking participants to address the teacher shortage in special education. Teaching assistants, support staff and those with an undergraduate degree can earn initial licensure in special education through a Master of Arts in Special Education (MAT). The special education program at NC A&T has been awarded a ... Read More »

2015 North Carolina Special Olympics Track and Field Games A Success!


The 2015 North Carolina Special Olympics Track and Field Games took place on Friday, April 24th at the Gurley Stadium on the campus of Newton-Conover High School. Students from Newton-Conover City Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Catawba County Schools, and local group homes came out to compete in competitive games and activities. The special message for the day was delivered by ... Read More »

Related Service Providers Support Learning In All Areas!

Teachers and Teachers’ Assistants do an incredible job of setting the stage for learning each day, but what exactly do school Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists do in our schools? Related Services such as OT (Occupational Therapy), PT (Physical Therapy), and Speech are provided through the Exceptional Children’s Department for students who have IEPs and require these services to help them ... Read More »

Priscilla Palmisano Presents at NC Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Conference

On Thursday, January 29th, Priscilla Palmisano, Assistant Principal at Conover School, presented at the 28th Annual Conference for Exceptional Children in Pinehurst, NC. Mrs. Palmisano presented on the newly implemented Teacher Assistant (TA) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) process at Conover School, a public separate school for students with moderate to severe disabilities. The presentation consisted of information pertaining to creating ... Read More »

A Touching Way to Teach Reading!

Teachers at Conover School are known for the creative ways in which they engage all of their students in learning activities. One of the ways that they bring text and reading activities alive to their visually impaired students is to “texturize” printed materials.  To texturize books is to create a world of discovery for those students who may have visual ... Read More »