SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Authors: National Public Radio

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The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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“The Inattentive (ADHD) Gardener”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

There are weeds everywhere I look. The spring has been generous; our drought is over and the plants have been well nourished by a wet winter. The roses are flourishing, four buds ready to burst for every one that is blooming. They are a metaphor for my mind—full of ideas for the next big thing, but competing for time...

Using a “Sensory Diet” to Get My Daughter (and Myself!) Through the Day

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Each school morning, I get into the car at 7:35, take a deep breath, and wait. Just when my mind sees the word tardy, scrawled angry and red, Lee bursts out of the house with her rolling backpack in tow, its wheels flying off the ground, clutching her boots and jacket. She heaves her backpack into the trunk and yanks open the...

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

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A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is...

Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Authors: National Public Radio

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It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

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Your Autism-Friendly Behavior Intervention Plan

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Behavior challenges hinder learning and social development in children with autism spectrum disorder. Delays in speech and language, and difficulties with communication, lead to problem behaviors, because a child can’t convey his wants and needs. It is important to identify these behaviors and to make changes in your...

Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

Authors: National Public Radio

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Milwaukee's voucher program serves some 28,000 students. Most of them are African-American and come from low-income families.

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Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander

Disability Scoop
Concerned about keeping track of her young daughter with autism, one mom created a video camera-equipped drone designed to give parents some extra...

Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

Disability Scoop
He's barely out of high school, but an 18-year-old with autism is already making his mark with a pair of signature sauces that grace a restaurant...

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

Authors: National Public Radio

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Indiana's private school voucher program is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Whether it's "social justice" or "an assault" on public schools depends on whom you ask.

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School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It?

Authors: National Public Radio

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A big new study shows half as many student reports of bullying — including physical bullying, threats and cyberbullying — compared with a decade earlier.

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Modest Increases in Kids' Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical Costs

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes, new Johns Hopkins...