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Gloria Clark, 18, a senior at Decatur High School in Georgia, says she wants to use her experience with dyslexia to advocate for others with disabilities.
—Michael A. Schwarz for Education Week

Ga. Student With Dyslexia Battles Her Way to College

High school senior Gloria Clark knew she could succeed in college, but she had a harder time persuading university admissions officials to let her try. (June 24, 2015)

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New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
By gathering data on students' online behaviors in computerized education programs, researchers are getting clues on how students engage with them.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
More than 20 surveys purport to measure engagement in K-12 schools, but that doesn't mean they're widely used or useful.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week

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