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Autism Awareness In April Draws Attention To A National Epidemic - 1330 WFIN

Autism Awareness In April Draws Attention To A National Epidemic - 1330 WFIN | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
IBNLive.comAutism Awareness In April Draws Attention To A National Epidemic1330 WFINApril is Autism Awareness Month and the Center For Autism and Dyslexia In Findlay will be busy promoting their cause.
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State funds will allow Leominster, Fitchburg to plan innovative schools - Sentinel & Enterprise

State funds will allow Leominster, Fitchburg to plan innovative schools - Sentinel & Enterprise | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
LEOMINSTER -- Leominster High Schools Center for Technical Education needs a makeover for the 21st century, according to Schools Superintendent James R.The innovation schools are similar in concept to charter schools, said Secretary of Education Paul Reville.

Except they are in-district schools so municipalities do not lose state aid as they do when students leave to attend charter schools.

Each Innovation School is expected to provide inventive strategies and creative approaches to education and have more freedoms to work outside of the normal public school rubric.

Patrick signed the Achievement Gap Act in January 2010, which includes creation of innovation schools to act like in-district charter schools.

Read more: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_20302588/state-funds-will-allow-leominster-fitchburg-plan-innovative#ixzz1qqWEtgYk

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New 2012 Funds Now Available for Third Round of Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up and Validation Gra

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PoliticalNews.me - Mar 30,2012 - 2012 Funds Now Available for Third Round of Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up and Validation Grants

The U.S. Department of Education released the 2012 notice inviting applications for new “Scale-up” and “Validation” grants available through the Investing in Innovation (i3) fund.

“This next round of i3 projects will build on the fund’s growing portfolio of promising education programs that help close achievement gaps, personalize learning, and accelerate student achievement,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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What role does Tenure play in student achievment? CT Reform Bill Stripped of Tenure, Teacher Eval Provisions

What role does Tenure play in student achievment? CT Reform Bill Stripped of Tenure, Teacher Eval Provisions | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
SB 24: A legislative committee has neutered key parts of Governor Malloy’s education reform bill relating to tenure and evaluations.
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The Abilities of Those with Reading Disabilities - Thomas West

The Abilities of Those with Reading Disabilities - Thomas West | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

The first description of dyslexia occurred in 1896, when a headmaster reported that a student woud be the "smartest lad in the school" if the instruction were entirely oral. Since that time, experts have recognized the real challenges as well as talents associated with dyslexia.

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How will severe dyslexia affect my child’s life?

How will severe dyslexia affect my child’s life? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
News from the web: How Dylexia affects a child’s life is largely proportionate to the way they are taught to view themselves and the disorder.
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SAT Reforms May Have Negative Impact on Students, Counselors Say

SAT Reforms May Have Negative Impact on Students, Counselors Say | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Students who take the SAT and ACT will soon be required to upload photos of themselves when they register for the college entrance exams.
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Alarming literacy stats in OH make the case for Jackson's school reform plan: How are literacy rates in your State?

Alarming literacy stats in OH make the case for Jackson's school reform plan: How are literacy rates in your State? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Imagine a community where nearly 44 out of every 100 residents can't interpret a bus schedule or a letter explaining a credit card billing error. If you live in Cuyahoga County, OH you're there, Brent Larkin writes.

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Excellent resource: A Beginner's Guide to Time-Management

Excellent resource: A Beginner's Guide to Time-Management | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Where should I spend my time on? What is important? What time-management really is, is self-management.

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T Y! @eddebainbridge 4:Total Education Solutions: Fun can change behavior 4 the better

T Y!  @eddebainbridge 4:Total Education Solutions: Fun can change behavior 4 the better | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

This little experiment was too good not to share. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, motivation is a crucial element in behavior modification.


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Thank you @dyslexicadv for four minute video:Dyslexia in the workplace

Successful business people talk about how they overcame their learning challenges; how the world of work is so different from school or college; and discus...

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News Roundup: Dyslexia, Dance, and Determination

News Roundup: Dyslexia, Dance, and Determination | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A Burlington Performer Untangles Her Dyslexia Through Dance (Seven Days Vermont)
Lida Winfield did not learn to read until her early twenties, when she enrolled at Landmark College and finally received instruction designed to help her overcome dyslexia. Now a dancer and teacher with a Master’s in Fine Arts, Winfield has created a one-woman dance-theater work that tells the story of her life with a learning disability through movement and music. Read more about Winfield’s art and life story in this article from Seven Days Vermont.

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Senate committee OKs bill to help dyslexic students; Jackson Mississippi

Senate committee OKs bill to help dyslexic students; Jackson Mississippi | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A bill to establish school choice for students with dyslexia passed in the Senate Education Committee today.House Bill 1031, sponsored by Rep. Larry Byrd, R-Petal, would let money follow the child from his assigned public school to another or act as a scholarship to a state accredited, nonpublic, special purpose school. The bill also requires that all school-age children be screened for dyslexia between kindergarten and first grade.

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Can we believe this??!! Really?? Next step in education reform could be schools grading parents

Can we believe this??!! Really?? Next step in education reform could be schools grading parents | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Education reform has focused on grading teachers and schools based on students' performance.  It seems that schools are fed up with taking all the blame and hav...
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Dyslexia at MIT: Most common learning difference!

Dyslexia at MIT: Most common learning difference! | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

The ability to read has long been linked in society's mind to intelligence, but dyslexia is surprisingly common at MIT, to such an extent that the founder of the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child Association, Nicholas Negroponte (a dyslexic himself), called it the MIT disease in his autobiography. Recent research has found that dyslexia is not related to IQ. It is, however, the most common learning disability, at MIT and elsewhere, affecting between 5% and 20% of the population.

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A series of short video loops : Orlando Bloom on Dyslexia

A series of short video loops : Orlando Bloom on Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A Conversation with Orlando Bloom and Harold S.
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The billion $ question for $Arne Duncan: Why has testing become the driver in school reform?

The billion $ question for $Arne Duncan: Why has testing become the driver in school reform? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Here is a post to start off the month of April from Peter Smagorinsky, distinguished research professor of English education at the University of Georgia.
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NYT Magazine: Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?

NYT Magazine: Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
What science tells us about the incredible shrinking childhood.

Now most researchers seem to agree on one thing: Breast budding in girls is starting earlier. The debate has shifted to what this means. Puberty, in girls, involves three events: the growth of breasts, the growth of pubic hair and a first period. Typically the changes unfold in that order, and the proc­ess takes about two years. But the data show a confounding pattern. While studies have shown that the average age of breast budding has fallen significantly since the 1970s, the average age of first period, or menarche, has remained fairly constant, dropping to only 12.5 from 12.8 years. Why would puberty be starting earlier yet ending more or less at the same time?

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Myths About Dyslexia | Child Mind Institute

Myths About Dyslexia | Child Mind Institute | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Debunking certain myths about dyslexia http://t.co/1tbRG4hn...
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Why David Brooks Almost Gets School Reform Right - Huffington Post

Why David Brooks Almost Gets School Reform Right - Huffington Post | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
"Since people learn from people they love," he writes in the same column, "education is fundamentally about the relationship between a teacher and student. By insisting on constant informal contact and by preserving that contact year after year, The New American Academy has the potential to create richer, mentorlike or even familylike relationships for students who are not rich in those things."

Amen, Mr. Brooks.

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Q&A: The Benefits of Dyslexia from Brock and Fernette Eide, authors: The Dylexia Advantage

Q&A: The Benefits of Dyslexia from Brock and Fernette Eide, authors: The Dylexia Advantage | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Learning disabilities experts Brock and Fernette Eide argue that dyslexia is an alternative way brains can be wired — one with many advantages..."

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T Y ! @eddebainbridge for: 15 Inspiring Examples of Free Online Education

T Y ! @eddebainbridge for: 15 Inspiring Examples of Free Online Education | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

The Internet is full of free and open educational resources, from courses to academic journals, and with so many education providers getting in on the movement to offer free educational content online, there's likely to be even more in the future. Yale, Stanford, MIT, and Berkeley are just a few of the high-profile universities that share some of their best courses with the world for the low, low price of zero dollars. While there are a lot of great resources out there, there are some online education resources that truly stand out as inspiring, for their vast collections, unique perks, and incredibly supportive organizations. We've picked out 15 open education resources that we find to be the most impressive and inspiring out there, and we encourage you to take advantage of what they have to offer.


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Thank you Fernette and Brock Eide: Book Excerpt: The Dyslexic Advantage

Thank you  Fernette and Brock Eide: Book Excerpt: The Dyslexic Advantage | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Overlooking the talents that mature individuals with dyslexia characteristically display is like trying to understand caterpillars while ignoring the fact that they grow up to become butterflies..."

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High praise for the new retina display on iPad3: For reading, the new iPad's screen is underrated | Macworld

High praise for the new retina display on iPad3: For reading, the new iPad's screen is underrated | Macworld | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
If you use your tablet for reading, upgrading to the new iPad is a no-brainer...
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ADHD Parents: Is Your Child the Victim of a Real-Life ''Bully''?

ADHD Parents: Is Your Child the Victim of a Real-Life ''Bully''? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Kids with attention deficit, targeted for their poor social skills or awkward behavior, are at greater risk for bullying. A new movie looks at the consequences of peer-on-peer intimidation, aggression, and violence.
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