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TEACHING PHONICS VS. BEING TAUGHT HOW NOT TO READ

This article will argue that much of the developmental dyslexia (illiteracy) prevalent today is the consequence of how students are “taught” to read. The Nature of the Alphabet Must Be Obeyed By Scott A. McConnell – H gives a nervous

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Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal’s power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs. A

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Inclusion, not segregation

THE National Early Childhood Intervention Council welcomes comments by Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching on MOE’s “Zero Reject Policy” and initiatives to ensure children with special needs have equal access to learning (“Plans for special needs students”, StarEducation, Dec

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The fight to FUND EDUCATION

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: THE FIGHT TO FUND EDUCATION — A coalition of lawmakers, advocacy groups, teachers and parents are coming to the State House on Wednesday to jumpstart the conversation around education reform. The wide-ranging group hopes to get the

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Poughkeepsie teacher: ‘new evidence’ for transfer grievance

The Poughkeepsie teacher who says he was transferred against his wishes and in violation of his contract is asking the superintendent to settle the matter — and says he has “new evidence” for his grievance. Jay’Quan Floyd’s initial assignment for the 2018-19

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Special needs parents’ affirmations

DR RADICA MAHASE “NEW year doesn’t mean anything in my world nah! I have a child with special needs and if it doesn’t impact on him in some way then it doesn’t make any difference to my life. My life

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Educators Urge Wolf to Up Funding for Special Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Education advocates want Gov. Tom Wolf to include increased funding in the next state budget for some of the state’s most marginalized students. A letter to the governor from the Education Law Center asks him to propose

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Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned. The EHC plans set out a child’s needs and the support to which they are

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State program created for special needs students has failed to help a single one

In 2013, lawmakers created a way to help kids with autism and other conditions who need special education: a fund meant to help them go to private schools that were well-equipped to meet their needs. It never got off the

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Special Education funding big challenge for schools

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will swear in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members Mindy Bejarano, Neil Manzenberger and Eric Marcus. For Marcus, it will be his second term on the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board,

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