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Renay H. Marquez met Caitlin Hernandez as a part of a disability awareness group five years ago. Renay and Caitlin have exchanged writing over the years, looking to improve their fiction material.
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Technologies open up world for children who are visually impaired. This Easter Egg hunt journey really makes a point!  Nice work editors!

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American children are drowning in self-esteem

American children are drowning in self-esteem | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
The Economist’s Washington correspondent wonders why his offspring are being taught swimming so well and maths so badly
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Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments - EdSurge News

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments - EdSurge News | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontie
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Almost All Students With Disabilities Are Capable Of Graduating. Here's Why They Don't.

Almost All Students With Disabilities Are Capable Of Graduating. Here's Why They Don't. | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Our education system is failing students with special needs.
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This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like: Students Share Their Stories - Digital Promise

This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like: Students Share Their Stories - Digital Promise | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Is it an accommodation or a modification?

Is it an accommodation or a modification? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Adapted from Jung, L. A. (2017). In providing supports for students, language matters. Educational Leadership, 74(7). The adaptations that teachers make to the curriculum and assessments on a daily basis can be classified into two categories…
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'We Aren't Seen As Professionals': Educator Explains Why She Left the Classroom

'We Aren't Seen As Professionals': Educator Explains Why She Left the Classroom | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
If the education system wants to attract more talented young people to the teaching profession, says a former teacher, a culture shift is in order.
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Gates Foundation to Shift Education Focus

Gates Foundation to Shift Education Focus | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Bill Gates on Thursday plans to announce a $1.7 billion investment and detail his philanthropic organization’s move toward building collaborative school networks.
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Reading and Math Disabilities: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Reading and Math Disabilities: Two Sides of the Same Coin? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
At a conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation, researchers talked about the latest findings in the connection between dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities.
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Implementing Response to Intervention in Your Classroom - IgnitED

Implementing Response to Intervention in Your Classroom - IgnitED | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
As the new school year quickly approaches I have begun to think about the students that I will teach this school year. Last school year I had several students that missed the passing standard by 2-10 points. Needless to say, when I saw their test scores I was heartbroken because in the back of my mind I knew that if these students had interventions in place and were progress monitored … Read More →
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The Power of Story in the Classroom

The Power of Story in the Classroom | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir.
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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Dyslexia In Students

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Dyslexia In Students | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
What might be seen as laziness or acting out could really be dyslexia in disguise. How to spot the warning signs of dyslexia in students, and what to do.
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Transforming Struggling Readers Into Empowered Learners

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Here's How It Works Through a Learning Ally membership, you will have access to nearly 80,000 titles, including the world's largest library of audio textbooks. Simply select the book you need, then listen to it on the PC, Mac, Chromebook, iOS or Android device of your choice.
 
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More Businesses Embracing Inclusion

Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively
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When Dyslexic Students Are Denied In School - 1A

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Speak Freely
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Top 100 Education Blogs for Educators and Teachers - Education Blog

Top 100 Education Blogs for Educators and Teachers - Education Blog | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Education Blogs Top 100 list ranked. Best education blogs for teachers, elementary & higher education blogs, teaching blogs, online & higher education blogs
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7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading - WeAreTeachers

7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading - WeAreTeachers | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Students really can read with their ears.
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Diegnan & "Learning Ally" Work together to Provide Audiobooks for Dyslexic Students

Diegnan & "Learning Ally" Work together to Provide Audiobooks for Dyslexic Students | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.(D-18) today touted a state budget resolution he sponsored that will appropriate $1.5 million dollars for 6,002 New Jerse
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Diegnan, Highland Park and Learning Ally aid disabled kids

According to a news release from Diegnan's office, as a result of the senator's work to create a collaboration between the state education department, local school districts, and Learning Ally, some 9,000 New Jersey students have gained access to the tools they need to succeed in school. These efforts include nearly 26,000 books since the start of this program two years ago.
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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

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Best content around Education Digital Badges selected by the EdTech Update community.
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How Lifelong Readers Are Helping Communities Thrive

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Best content around Instructional Materials STEM selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Workforce of the future - The competing forces shaping 2030

Workforce of the future - The competing forces shaping 2030 | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
The pace of change is accelerating. Competition for the right talent is fierce. How can organisations prepare for a future that few of us can define? How will your talent needs change?
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The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones

The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Best content around Dropout STEM selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Education inequality is focus of documentary "Teach Us All"

Education inequality is focus of documentary "Teach Us All" | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Director Sonia Lowman and producer Ava DuVernay discuss Netflix film about how children living in poverty continue to suffer from disadvantaged schools
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 28, 2:07 PM
A better term is "teach each of us." Teach us all is shooting to the group, which does not bring each student into the picture. School is a place we can lift people up. It takes human relationships.
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30 Under 30: The Next Generation of Educators is Prepared to Make a Difference

30 Under 30: The Next Generation of Educators is Prepared to Make a Difference | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Meet 30 young educators who—early in their careers—are building networks of support, growing their skillset, and raising their voices as leaders.
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The Characteristics of Public School Teachers in the U.S. - Core Education, LLC

The Characteristics of Public School Teachers in the U.S. - Core Education, LLC | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Public school teachers had an average of about 14 years experience in 2015-16, and nearly half (47 percent) had earned a master’s degree, according to a new report. The National Center for Education Statistics released Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results From the 2015–16 National Teacher and Principal Read more about The Characteristics of Public School Teachers in the U.S.…
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