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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Education Short Film About Deaf Child a Winner and Other Oscar Education Moments
"The Silent Child" wins for best live action short, beating a film about a school bookkeeper who talked down a school shooter in 2013.
Mark Walsh, March 5, 2018
4 min read
Isabella Sterling, 11, Kendall Frederick, 11, Grace Kowal, 15, and Nora Silvergleid, 11, are junior counselors at a camp run by the River School, a private school in Washington, D.C. that offers a “total immersion” oral program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Isabella Sterling, 11, Kendall Frederick, 11, Grace Kowal, 15, and Nora Silvergleid, 11, are junior counselors at a camp run by the River School, a private school in Washington, D.C. that offers a “total immersion” oral program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Erin Irwin/Education Week
Early Childhood Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by Some Deaf Students
A new study suggests long-term use of sign language may hold back the speech and reading skills of children who use cochlear implants to create a sense of sound.
Christina A. Samuels, July 18, 2017
7 min read
Education Deaf Leopards, of the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Meet Def Leppard
The rock band took a picture with the Deaf Leopards from the Arkansas School for the Deaf, after a petition gathered hundreds of signatures.
Madeline Will, May 12, 2016
2 min read
Special Education Avatars, Sign-Along Story Apps May Support Literacy for Deaf Students
New research presented at Gallaudet University's first "knowledge festival" highlights new avenues to support literacy for students with hearing loss.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 11, 2016
5 min read
English-Language Learners Bridging Language Gaps for Deaf Children
New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 10, 2016
5 min read
Special Education Studies on Deafness Yield Broader Benefits
New research offers clues on deaf children's language development and on other cognitive disorders, such as autism, in both hearing and nonhearing children.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 23, 2016
5 min read
Special Education Arts Program Builds Bridges in Inclusion Program for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing
Four Seasons A+ Elementary School is a magnet that infuses theater, visual arts, music and dance in all curriculum areas.
Christina A. Samuels, December 3, 2014
1 min read
Education School Appeals Declined on Services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students
The U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals from two California school districts of rulings that backed one-on-one classroom transcription services for two deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
Mark Walsh, March 3, 2014
2 min read
Student Well-Being Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Reaches Out to Hearing-Impaired 9-Year-Old Girls
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the National Football League, is using his story to inspire others.
Bryan Toporek, January 24, 2014
1 min read
Education Court Revives Suits on Classroom Transcription for Deaf Students
A federal appeals court has revived lawsuits on behalf of two deaf or hard-of-hearing students who claim they are entitled to one-on-one transcription services in the classroom.
Mark Walsh, August 6, 2013
3 min read
Education Opinion Sheila Resseger: How Testing Impacts a School for the Deaf
Guest post by Sheila Resseger.
I recently participated in the inspiring and informative webinar "How to Organize a Grassroots Group" put on by the Network for Public Education and the Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education. I am a retired teacher of the deaf, having retired from the Rhode Island School for the Deaf in the fall of 2011 profoundly dismayed by the unreasonable sanctions placed on the school by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), headed by Deborah Gist (Broad Superintendents Academy 2008).
Anthony Cody, April 23, 2013
8 min read
Special Education 'Google' Ruling on Digitizing Books a Boon for Blind Readers
In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.
Nirvi Shah, October 12, 2012
2 min read
Special Education New Special Ed. Research Will Tackle Deaf Students' Literacy Skills
A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.
Nirvi Shah, July 10, 2012
1 min read