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Student Well-Being Explainer More Students Are Getting Diabetes. Here's What That Means for the Classroom
More than a half million people under 20 could have the chronic health disorder by 2060, and they'll need support from schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 22, 2024
8 min read
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Student Well-Being Students With Health Conditions Protected Under Federal Law, Education Department Stresses
Asthma, diabetes, allergies, and gastroesophageal reflux disease may trigger student protections under civil rights law.
Evie Blad, February 20, 2024
4 min read
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Special Education Video How This Public School Meets the Needs of Students With Dyslexia
All students at this Colorado Springs public school have dyslexia. Here’s how the school is making their education a positive experience.
Jaclyn Borowski, June 28, 2023
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Special Education How Teachers Can Help Students With Dyslexia: What Our Readers Say
EdWeek's social-media followers weigh in on how to support students with dyslexia, a learning disability that interferes with reading.
Hayley Hardison, May 3, 2023
5 min read
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Special Education Students With Disabilities Urge Smoother Transition to College
Legislation would simplify the process for students with disabilities to continue getting accommodations when they head to college.
Evie Blad, November 1, 2022
4 min read
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Classroom Technology 10 Tips for Making Digital Materials More Accessible to Students With Disabilities
Avoiding PDFs, editing automatic transcriptions, and describing what's onscreen rather than pointing are among their ideas.
Mark Lieberman, June 28, 2022
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Thousands of Students Will Face Long COVID. Schools Need to Plan Now
The issue may not be on educators' radar screens, but should be.
Catherine Gewertz, June 20, 2022
7 min read
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Special Education Protect Students With Disabilities as COVID Rules Ease, Education Secretary Tells Schools
Even as schools drop precautions like mask requirements, they must by law protect medically vulnerable students, a letter emphasizes.
Evie Blad, March 25, 2022
3 min read
Kindergartener Quinn Bonk helps her classmate Carter Fairley, both 6, as the two color hearts for a craft project together during a Valentine's Day party in kindergarten teacher Julie VanEvery's classroom on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 at Thomson Elementary School in Davison, Mich.
Kindergartener Quinn Bonk, right, helps her classmate Carter Fairley on a craft project during a Valentine's Day party last month at Thomson Elementary School in Davison, Mich.
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Student Well-Being A New Imperative for Schools: Protecting Vulnerable Kids as Masks Disappear
Relying only on virtual learning or voluntary masking for kids at greater risk of illness from COVID-19 is legally and medically risky.
Catherine Gewertz, March 10, 2022
6 min read
A sign posted outside an August 2021 meeting of the Douglas County school board meeting in Castle Rock, Colo., asks visitors to wear masks. The meeting was held to discuss the use of masks and other protective measures in county schools.
A sign posted outside an August 2021 meeting of the Douglas County school board meeting in Castle Rock, Colo., asks visitors to wear masks. The meeting was held to discuss the use of masks and other protective measures in county schools.
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Student Well-Being Relaxed Mask Guidelines Raise Anxiety for Parents of Children With Disabilities
The CDC's changes could undercut some legal arguments for those who have pushed universal masking to protect medically vulnerable children.
Evie Blad, March 1, 2022
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Students With Depression, Anxiety May Qualify for Accommodations, Feds Tell Schools
As COVID fuels concerns, the Education and Justice departments detailed schools' obligations to students with mental health conditions.
Evie Blad, October 13, 2021
3 min read
Special Education Opinion Daydreaming or Distracted? What Teachers Misunderstand About ADHD
Teachers must not wait for a firm diagnosis to make important learning accommodations for students who may have ADHD, writes Kyle Redford.
Kyle Redford, May 2, 2018
4 min read
Special Education Study: Students With ADHD Not Helped by Common Test Accommodations
Extended testing time or frequent breaks did not appear to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better on a standardized test, a new study found.
Christina A. Samuels, December 23, 2016
2 min read