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- Special Education 3 Reasons Why Being a Special Education Teacher Is Even Harder During the PandemicSpecial education teachers were often left to navigate the pandemic on their own, a new survey shows.Special Education Opinion Inclusive Teachers Must Be 'Asset-Based Believers'Four veteran educators share tips on supporting students with learning differences as they return to classrooms during this pandemic year.Special Education Opinion 20 Ways to Support Students With Learning Differences This YearEmbed student voices and perspectives into the classroom is one piece of advice educators offer in this third pandemic-affected school year.Special Education Schools Must Identify Students With Disabilities Despite Pandemic Hurdles, Ed. Dept. SaysGuidance stresses schools' responsibilities to those with disabilities, while noting that federal COVID aid can be used to address backlogs.Special Education Attention Deficit Rates Skyrocket in High School. Mentoring Could Prevent an Academic FreefallTwice as many students are diagnosed with ADHD in high school as in elementary school, yet their supports are fewer, a study says.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Read our white paper to learn what the warning signs are and how to provide appropriate interventions for better student outcomes.Special Education Video Making a Difference for Students With Learning Differences 1 on 1Eye to Eye pairs younger students with learning differences with older students with the same challenges to show them they’re not alone.Special Education Opinion Five Teacher-Recommended Strategies to Support Students With Learning DifferencesFour educators share strategies for supporting students with learning differences, including utilizing "wait time" and relationship building.Special Education The Pandemic Made It Harder to Spot Students With Disabilities. Now Schools Must Catch UpAfter more than a year of disruption for all students, the pressure's on to find those in need of special education and provide services.Special Education What Employers Can Teach Schools About NeurodiversityThe benefits of neurodiversity have gained traction in business, but college and career support for students with disabilities falls short.Special Education The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From AfarTeachers of students with visual disabilities struggle to provide 3-D instruction in a two-dimensional remote learning environment.Special Education In Their Own Words 'They Already Feel Like Bad Students.' A Special Educator Reflects on Virtual TeachingIn a year of remote teaching, a high school special ed teacher has seen some of his students struggle and some thrive.Special Education What the Research Says Gifted Education Comes Up Short for Low-Income and Black StudentsWildly disparate gifted education programs can give a minor boost in reading, but the benefits mainly accrue to wealthy and white students.Special Education What the Research Says Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They're Falling BehindA new survey finds that students with disabilities are struggling in virtual classes, even with added support from teachers.