Fidgets spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say it's having the exact opposite effect.
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The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with autism.
July 08, 2016
Special education and science and math are the fields with the highest demand for teachers, prompting signing bonuses of thousands of dollars.
January 06, 2015
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 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
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 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
A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.
April 03, 2013
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
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.