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January 06, 2015

Study: Dogs Might Improve Social Skills of Children With Autism

Animal ownership may be associated with increased social skills in children with autism, according to a recent study, which might be a win for the class pet.

September 09, 2013

Teachers Eye Possibilities With Google Glass

Teachers are already thinking of ways to use Google Glass--taking students on virtual field trips, training students with autism to recognize emotions, and more.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

June 12, 2013

A Photographer's Push to Reframe 'Disabilities'

A fashion photographer begins taking photos of people with genetic conditions to "reinterpret beauty," much like those pushing for the education community to change its "disability discourse."

June 07, 2013

Can a Font Help 'Cure' Dyslexia?

A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.

April 03, 2013

New Data: 11 Percent of Students Have ADHD Diagnosis

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that 11 percent of school-age kids in the U.S.--and one in five boys in high school--have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD.

December 13, 2012

Tackling Special Education Teacher Evaluation

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

August 06, 2012

Going Chairless

A 4th grade teacher in Indiana has swapped out all her students' chairs for exercise balls.

February 24, 2012

An Overlooked Benefit of Common Standards?

The Washington Post's Jay Mathews—initially a proponent of the Common Core State Standards—asserts in a recent blog post that Virginia is doing the right thing in refusing to adopt the new standards. Drawing on discussions with Brookings Institution scholar Tom Loveless, who recently put ...

September 29, 2011

The Tao of Finland's Schools

This month's Smithsonian magazine includes an interesting article exploring the (relatively recent) success of Finland's school system. The author highlights a certain Zen-like quality in the way Finnish schools operate: Teachers in Finland spend fewer hours at school each day and spend les...

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