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September 19, 2018

Are Students With 'Reading Barriers' Ready to Start the New School Year?

Benetech, which oversees a federally-funded initiative to provide accessible texts, says teachers are more likely to see their students as prepared if their technology needs are met.

November 14, 2017

Tech Company Wins Ed. Dept Award to Create Accessible Books

Benetech, a Palo Alto, Calif. based software company, is embarking on is third 5-year award with the U.S. Department of Education to create books for students with print disabilities.

September 26, 2017

Reading and Math Disabilities: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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.

May 02, 2017

New 'State of Learning Disabilities' Report Tackles Stigmas

The National Center for Learning Disabilities, an advocacy organization, released its latest "State of Learning Disabilities" report Tuesday, offering statistics, policy recommendations and personal stories.

June 14, 2016

Feds Sketch Out Details of Literacy Center for Students With Disabilities

The Every Student Succeeds Act included the creation of a comprehensive center aimed at students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills.

February 24, 2016

Chanda Smith, the Face of Los Angeles' Special Education Reform

The L.A. school district says it has made major efforts to improve special education; a lawsuit involving Smith, now a mother of four, got the ball rolling.

November 09, 2015

Response to Intervention Challenges Focus of New Federal Study

A recent study of response to intervention in 13 states shows that 1st graders who receive targeted reading instruction show no benefit from the process.

October 23, 2015

It's Fine For Districts to 'Say Dyslexia,' According to New Ed. Dept. Guidance

The Education Department's advisory to school districts about using the specific term "dyslexia" is being seen as a win for advocates.

October 08, 2015

Young Adults With Disabilities: Moving from 'Struggler' to 'Navigator'

A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.

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