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- 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 '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.Special Education Webinar Rebuilding Special Education Supports in the PandemicStudents with disabilities have been one of the hardest hit groups of students during the pandemic. While many states have prioritized bringing these students back to in-person learning, ongoing closures have forced schools to adaptSpecial Education What Biden's Pick for Ed. Secretary Discussed With Disability Rights AdvocatesAdvocates for students with disabilities want Biden to address discipline and the effects of COVID-19 on special education.Special Education Webinar Examining the Evidence: Supporting Students With DisabilitiesThe nearly seven million students with disabilities in the United States are among those most at risk of regressing significantly amid COVID-related distance learning. Under federal law, schools are required to provide services to meetSpecial Education Schools Struggled to Serve Students With Disabilities, English-Learners During ShutdownsThe needs of students with IEPs and English-language learners were not often met after the pandemic struck, says a federal report.Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.Special Education Download Key Back-to-School Questions for ELLs and Students With DisabilitiesAdministrators and teachers should ask themselves these questions when considering how to best support students with special needs this year.