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A is for Artist, B is for Belief by Lori Miller Fox

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Milestones; what are they? We hear about them from the moment our children are diagnosed, for some, born. For most of us, they're not even mile"stones"; they're pebbles, fragments, grains of sand, achievements so small, so tiny, so minuscule that only we notice them. And we keep them to ourselves, afraid some...

Social Class May Influence Autism Diagnosis

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Even as autism prevalence has increased, new research finds that the likelihood of getting diagnosed with the developmental disorder remains largely...

Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School

Authors: National Public Radio

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Students are leaving their homes and sometimes their families, to catch a flight off the island. When they land, they hope to find electricity, running water, cell service, and homework.

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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Authors: National Public Radio

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One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

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The Monumental Task Of Reopening Puerto Rico's Schools

Authors: National Public Radio

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Puerto Rico's education secretary, Julia Keleher, says the few schools that are open are providing basic services. But there's still so much work to be done.

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Betsy DeVos' First Semester: A Status Report

Authors: National Public Radio

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Charter schools, student loans, campus sexual assault: Here's what the education secretary has been up to.

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For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From The Muppets

Authors: National Public Radio

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Sesame Street in Communities aims to teach emotional coping skills to the youngest survivors of adversity, using characters familiar to millions.

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For DACA Teachers, Uncertainty Lingers On The Last Day To Renew

Authors: National Public Radio

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As the last renewal for DACA sets in, teachers in the program worry about their futures and the possibility of having to leave their students.

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How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens

Authors: National Public Radio

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Whether it's a hurricane, a mass shooting, racial and political violence or family trauma closer to home, teachers can be helpers. Here's our roundup of what you can do in these difficult situations.

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