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‘Blind’ Film Takes Heat For Casting Alec Baldwin In Lead Role
By: Tre-Vell Anderson Source: Disability Scoop The Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading organization advocating on behalf of people with disabilities, has come out against the forthcoming film “Blind.” The group accuses the movie of “crip-face” — akin to blackface — in its casting of the able-bodied...
Social-Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Positive Effects on Students, Study Says
By: Evie Blad Source: Education Week Programs that teach students how to recognize their emotions, solve problems, and form healthy relationships may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or even years, after they complete them, a new meta-analysis finds. Students who completed social-emotional learning interventions fared...
Why Does Bullying Cost California Schools $276 Million Every Year?
By: Carolyn Wilke Source: The Sacramento Bee While school bullying has been widely condemned for harming students’ emotional health, a new study calculates the financial cost to school districts: $276 million annually in California. The study published in June in School Psychology Quarterly is the first to...
My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged
By: Margaret Gilmour Source: NPR Ed By the time my younger son is midway through third grade, I realize that his academic progress has stalled. He’s stuck somewhere between kindergarten and first grade. School is a struggle for him. He has a language-based learning disability,...
Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With ‘Sense of Urgency’
By: Christina Samuels Source: Education Week Special educators are fanning out across Capitol Hill Tuesday, spreading a few targeted messages for Washington lawmakers: Congress should pass a budget that allocates more money to special education and gifted education, oppose efforts to divert public money to...
Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations
By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation’s special education law, federal education officials say. In an annual review, the U.S. Department of Education found that only 22 states...
Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back
By: Anya Kamenetz Source: NPR Ed Our education system has this funny quirk of grouping kids by birth date — rather than, say, intellectual ability or achievement or interest. But developmental pathways are as individual as kids themselves. And so there’s a perpetual back-and-forth about...
Senate GOP Effort to Shield Disabled from Medicaid Changes Would Leave Many Kids on the Outside
By: Jordan Rau Source: The Washington Post Aidan Long is a 13-year-old in Kalispell, Mont., who has suffered seizures nearly every day for a decade. These episodes defy medical cure, and some of them continue for weeks, requiring Aidan to be airlifted to children’s hospitals...
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