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“When ADHD Is All in the Family”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

If you or your child has ADHD, then someone else in the family has a good chance of having it, too. We learned this like a slap in the face, just about a year ago, in a counseling session for one of our two recently diagnosed-with-ADHD sons. Our therapist gingerly suggested my husband might have the condition as well. We were...

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

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With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education....

Co-Teaching Aims to Make Middle School Math 'Doable' for All

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Noodle this middle school math problem: Napoleon Dynamite and his friend Pedro walk down the hall of their high school. If we know there are 500 lockers in their school, how many are there of each color based on the pattern we see in the movie clip? A movie clip to teach a math concept?...

Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School

Authors: National Public Radio

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There's been a lot of national attention on transgender students this school year. Here's a look at the lives and careers of two transgender teachers.

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Teen Sex-Ed Resources For Oh, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Authors: National Public Radio

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Summer is a time when kids claim more independence. And parents worry about keeping them out of trouble. A new generation of resources covers topics like puberty, consent and STDs.

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This Week In Education: DeVos, Discrimination, Desegregation

Authors: National Public Radio

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The week's education news featured debate over Harvard's rescinding of admissions for several incoming freshmen and the education secretary's contentious hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Assessing and Addressing the Impact of Childhood Trauma

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Childhood trauma is the experience of a highly distressing event or situation during one's youth, which is beyond a minor's capacity for coping or control. Trauma encompasses many possible events, from enduring sexual or physical violence to facing the death of a parent. While such events...

Education Aid Eludes Countries That Need It Most

Authors: National Public Radio

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Even as overall aid increases, the share of that money going to education has stagnated — leaving least developed countries in the lurch.

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Asked About Discrimination, Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times

Authors: National Public Radio

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The education secretary told lawmakers at a hearing, "Let me be clear: Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law." If only federal law were clear.

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