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Wealthy schools restrain, isolate more students
District Administration Magazine
Disabled students in wealthy, less-diverse districts are twice as likely as their low-income peers to be restrained or placed in isolation in school, according to new research by the University of New Hampshire. Restraint and isolation have been used primarily on students who pose a threat to themselves or others. And few schools resort to these physical solutions: Some 95 percent of districts reported fewer than 10 instances of restraint or seclusion per 100 students with a disability in 2009-2010.
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Is 'Dyslexia' a meaningless label that should be ditched?
Forbes
For millions of parents, a dyslexia diagnosis not only unlocks the door to extra help, but also allows them to understand why their child has problems reading. So it is no surprise that a suggestion the term is overused and should be ditched has been greeted with howls of protest. But once the initial furore has died down, it is worth wondering whether affixing a label makes any real difference. Perhaps we should spend more time making sure children get the help they need than working out whether they fall into a neat category.
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ADHD: To medicate or not
MedPage Today (commentary)
Dr. Iris K. Lesser, a contributor for MedPage Today, writes: "When someone asks me what a developmental pediatrician does, I tell him or her that I treat children who have a variety of developmental problems, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Without fail, that disclosure elicits some sort of an emotional reaction. Many people have strong opinions about whether the disorder really exists. Parents are still being told, by family and so-called friends, that it's 'their fault,' and that all these children need is discipline, sometimes defined as 'a swift kick in the you-know-what.'"
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The history of Common Core State Standards
U.S. News & World Report
For some, the Common Core State Standards seemed to come from nowhere, and appeared to be a sneaky attack on states' rights to control local education. But for those involved in writing the standards, it was nothing short of an exhaustive and collaborative years-long effort aimed at raising the achievement levels of students across the country.
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The side of learning disabilities no one considers
Psychology Today (commentary)
Donna Flagg, a contributor for Psychology Today, writes: "It's always about the kids, right? They have a problem, a defect, a deficiency. Something is wrong with them. They're not normal. We must fix them! Special classes, 'accommodations,' and even worse, drugs. But what if none of those things were what these kids really needed? What if I told you that what they really need are adults who don't openly or covertly, wish they were or expect them to be, the same as other kids. Just that, right there, would change everything."
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Brain differences between genders
Psychology Today
It's no secret that boys and girls are different — very different. The differences between genders, however, extend beyond what the eye can see. Research reveals major distinguishers between male and female brains. Scientists generally study four primary areas of difference in male and female brains: processing, chemistry, structure, and activity. The differences between male and female brains in these areas show up all over the world, but scientists also have discovered exceptions to every so-called gender rule.
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The history of Common Core State Standards
U.S. News & World Report
For some, the Common Core State Standards seemed to come from nowhere, and appeared to be a sneaky attack on states' rights to control local education. But for those involved in writing the standards, it was nothing short of an exhaustive and collaborative years-long effort aimed at raising the achievement levels of students across the country.

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Common Core's promise collides with IEP realities
Education Week
One of the most promising elements of common academic standards for students with disabilities, say experts in special education, is that they offer explicit connections from one set of skills to another.

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In plain language: 5 big FAQ's about dyslexia
Psychology Today
Psychologists, cognitive scientists and neuroscientists are unraveling the mysteries of dyslexia. But if you are a parent, teacher or caregiver, it may be hard to read and comprehend the latest research.

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'Early implementers' of Common Core grapple with aligning tests, curriculum
Education Week
If you want a primer on the sink-or-swim implementation issues for the common core, you should read a new cluster of reports. They profile the work of four school districts that jumped into the new standards earlier and more aggressively than most. The collective portrait that emerges from the work of these districts maps the long, slow climb up the peak of putting the Common Core into practice in ways that drive positive change.
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Lawmakers push to end 'scream rooms' for punishing students
Fox News
When a high school teen acted up in an Indiana classroom a few years ago, his teachers sent him to an isolated room, where he was left unmonitored for hours. He wasn't allowed to leave, for any reason, and was forced to urinate on the floor. As punishment, he was dragged to that exact same room the following day where he screamed, pleaded and banged on the door for someone to let him out. When no one came, he tried to hang himself.
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Education Department to schools: Protect student data online
The Associated Press
The Education Department encouraged school districts to use more scrutiny to protect student privacy when using online educational services. Online companies provide services such as the collection of school lunch money, portals for homework assignments and sites to watch video demonstrations. Concerns have been raised that private information collected by the companies could be shared publicly or used to market products and services to students or their families.
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Beyond knowing facts, how do we get to a deeper level of learning?
MindShift
As educators across the country continue to examine the best ways of teaching and learning, a new lexicon is beginning to emerge that describes one particular approach — deeper learning. The phrase implies a rich learning experience for students that allows them to really dig into a subject and understand it in a way that requires more than just memorizing facts.
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