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Julia Longoria has joined a federal lawsuit by Disability Rights Texas against Texas Governor Greg Abbott over his ban on mask mandates in public schools. Longoria argues that the executive order prevents her child, Juliana, who is medically at-risk, from being able to attend school safely. Juliana Ramirez, 8, a third grader at James Bonham Academy in San Antonio, Texas, has ADHD and severe asthma which puts her at risk of complications from COVID-19.
Julia Longoria has joined a federal lawsuit by Disability Rights Texas against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on mask mandates in public schools. Longoria argues that the executive order prevents her child, Juliana, 8, who is medically at risk, from being able to attend school safely.
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Families & the Community 'I Need You to Wear a Mask to Protect My Child.' A Mom Fights for Vulnerable Students
Some parents see a tension between their medically vulnerable children's safety and their educational needs during the pandemic.
Evie Blad, September 16, 2021
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Special Education Attention Deficit Rates Skyrocket in High School. Mentoring Could Prevent an Academic Freefall
Twice as many students are diagnosed with ADHD in high school as in elementary school, yet their supports are fewer, a study says.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 23, 2021
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Special Education Video Making a Difference for Students With Learning Differences 1 on 1
Eye to Eye pairs younger students with learning differences with older students with the same challenges to show them they’re not alone.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 28, 2021
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Special Education What Employers Can Teach Schools About Neurodiversity
The benefits of neurodiversity have gained traction in business, but college and career support for students with disabilities falls short.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 12, 2021
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Special Education Q&A How Parents Can Spot Signs of Learning Disabilities During Remote Learning
A new digital guide aims to identify students missing out on special education services and supports during distance learning.
Corey Mitchell, September 10, 2020
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Robert Spall works from his home in Sacramento, Calif.
Robert Spall works from his home in Sacramento, Calif.
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Special Education Will Months of Remote Learning Worsen Students' Attention Problems?
Many children have trouble concentrating on school work, but problems with sitting still, focusing, or organization are especially hard for some—and experts predict the disruption and stress of the pandemic will make it worse.
Alex Harwin, May 11, 2020
7 min read
Equity & Diversity ADHD, Other Developmental Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas
Rural families are less likely to use special education or early intervention services than children living in urban areas, a new Centers for Disease Control survey reveals.
Corey Mitchell, February 26, 2020
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Special Education Many Children With ADHD Aren't Taking Medication, Study Finds
"Pretending your child doesn't have it or saying, 'Yeah, they might have it, but I don't want them to take medication,'" is not the best approach, one school nurse told Education Week.
Corey Mitchell, February 11, 2020
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Special Education Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.
Corey Mitchell, May 29, 2019
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Special Education One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds
Reports from the parents of nearly 2,500 children and youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found a gap between students with the most severe symptoms and those who get any school-based interventions.
Christina A. Samuels, March 6, 2019
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Special Education Your Holiday-Edition Special Education Reading List
Catch up with popular stories that you may have missed in 2018, including articles on teacher shortages, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and classroom practice.
Christina A. Samuels, December 24, 2018
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Jack Bradley is an 18-year-old high school student who is gifted in math and taking college-level courses. He also has autism and other disabilities.
Jack Bradley is an 18-year-old high school student who is gifted in math and taking college-level courses. He also has autism and other disabilities.
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Special Education Opinion A Special Education Student Speaks: I Navigate 'Parallel Universes'
Jack Bradley says the system often fumbles in dealing with "twice exceptional" students like him.
Jack Bradley, December 4, 2018
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Early Childhood Redshirting Debate Just Got New Fuel with ADHD Study
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown more diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among kindergarten students who start school just before a Sept. 1 school enrollment cutoff date.
Christina A. Samuels, November 29, 2018
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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
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