Greatest Hits #1

What have folks read most often prior to 25 October?

Folks have been voting with their clicks. Here is a catalog of the five most frequently viewed articles on SET as of 25 October. Each of these posts has had well greater than 100 clicks. (Note: The list excludes the newsletters, which routinely have 100s of readers.)

  1. U.S. Health agency plans audit of payments for autism services—Did state Medicaid payments conform to guidelines? [5 July 2021]

    Special Education Today
    U.S. Health agency plans audit of payments for autism services
    In June of 2021, the United States Department of Health and Human services, through its Office of Inspector General, announced that it plans to audit claims for Medicaid support of applied behavior analysis services to children with autism and their families. In an announcement posted under the title, "Audit of Medicaid Applied Behavior Analysis for Chi…
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  2. Smoke signals in reading education—What is with the spate of articles about changes in reading instruction? [21 October 2021]

Special Education Today
Smoke signals in reading education
There’s been a lot of press about reading instruction lately. Is is just interpretations of puffs of smoke or is there something more important happening? Writing in Ed Week, Sarah Schwartz reported about anticipated changes in some widely used early literacy programs that would de-emphasize teaching young children to use “multiple cues” in decoding (Sc…
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  1. Editorial: Fountas & Pinnell argue for reducing polarization in reading instruction—Is it time for detente among adocates of different approaches to early literacy? [11 September 2021]

Special Education Today
Editorial: Fountas & Pinnell argue for reducing polarization in reading instruction
In Education Week, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell propose that “Teachers, More Than Programs, Make for Great Reading Instruction.” Professors Fountas and Pinnell, who are acclaimed authors of the nearly eponymously named “FPL” community (and materials) for literacy instruction, make a pitch for reducing polarization (their word) regarding reading o…
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  1. L. & D. Fuchs receive a major award—They are probably the first people whose work is closely associated with students with disabilities to receive the McGraw Prize [1 October 2021]

    Special Education Today
    L. & D. Fuchs receive a major award
    Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs, whose names many readers will recognize, will receive the 2021 McGraw Prize in PreK-12 Education in November, 2021. The award announcement, made 29 September 2021, included the following description of their work (follow link on…
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  2. SET behavior management series— 10 October 2021—What’s available from SET about behavior and classroom management? [10 October 2021]

Special Education Today
SET behavior management series— 10 October 2021
As of 10 October 2021, these are the entries in the series about classroom and behavior management (chronological order). As I publish additional entries in this series, I plan to update this quasi-sorta-kinda table of contents. OLDS: NCTE on classroom management…
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The list clearly is not an equitable accounting, because older articles appeared when the circulation of the newsletter was maybe half of what it is today. Said another way, some readers may have missed some of the earlier entries.

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