SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

DeVos Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Authors: National Public Radio

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There is an outcry over the secretary of education's invitation to speak at the commencement of a private, Christian, historically black college in Florida.

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Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why'

Authors: National Public Radio

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As the Netflix series sparks a national discussion, new research shows 1 in 5 middle and high schoolers have thoughts of suicide, and offers suggestions for adults in fighting the problem.

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Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms

Authors: National Public Radio

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Two of the top U.S. preparatory boarding schools, Phillips Exeter and Phillips Academy Andover, are converting some dorm space to "all-gender" dorms to better meet the needs of transgender students.

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How Do Fidget Spinners Help with ADHD? Let's Investigate the Latest Toy Craze

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Helping your child manage their Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be an incredible challenge. Between therapies, appointments, and finding adaptations that actually work for your child, it seems like there is little time for anything else. As research advances, and more...

Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

Authors: National Public Radio

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What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of research?

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Phonics Works: Sounding Out Words is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Research published today in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been intense debate concerning how...

Adolescents with Frequent PE More Informed about Physical Activity's Role in Health

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health, research at Oregon State University shows. The findings are important for several reasons. One is...