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Federal grant targets special education teachers, administrators
EdSource
As part of a national effort to improve instruction for children with learning, behavioral, physical and other disabilities, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant for an intensive review of training for the state's teachers and administrators — in both general and special education settings. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant is part of a $25 million, five-year push by the federal Office for Special Education to roll out special education reforms in 20 states, including this newly announced effort in California.
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Harsh discipline more common for students with disabilities
Disability Scoop
Federal officials say schools are restraining and secluding kids with disabilities far more often than other children and are disproportionately referring them to law enforcement. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights reveal widespread disparities in discipline between students in special education and their typically-developing peers. Kids with disabilities represent three-quarters of children physically restrained and 58 percent of those placed in seclusion or some other form of involuntary confinement at school, the Education Department said. Such children are also more than twice as likely to receive an out-of-school suspension.
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Girls and ADHD: Are you missing the signs?
Scholastic
When you think ADHD, do you think boy? You're not alone. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they're no more likely to have it. Too many young girls are not getting the help they need. That's why teachers are so important. When it comes to learning disabilities, teachers are right there on the front line. We're often the first to spot a child's difficulties and to bring it to the attention of parents and specialists. It's important that we know the different ways ADHD may manifest in our girl students and the reasons we may miss it.
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Schools coping with Common Core turbulence
District Administration Magazine
The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in classrooms nationwide this school year has been "bumpy" as states struggle to provide professional development for teachers, align curricular materials and create assessments that adequately measure the standards, according to the February report "Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers" from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
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ABCs of ADHD: Diagnosis on the rise
Daily Herald
Many childhood challenges may escape notice, but children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often can be the subject of great concern to parents and teachers. There are many theories about the cause of ADHD — a term coined in the early '70s to describe the condition, according to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children with ADHD — one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood — may have trouble staying on task, often can't sit still, are easily distracted, daydream, forget or lose things, make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks, have trouble taking turns, may be unable to pay attention, frequently jump from task to task, have a hard time resisting temptation, and can have difficulty getting along with others.
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Small neonates at risk for future math difficulties
PsychCentral
Babies born small for their gestational age are at greater risk for having future problems in math, according to a new study by the University of Warwick and Ruhr-University Bochum. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, was designed to explore the link between preterm birth and dyscalculia — a learning disorder which involves problems in everyday math skills. It is diagnosed when children do worse than expected in math, based on their overall intelligence levels.
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Girls and ADHD: Are you missing the signs?
Scholastic
When you think ADHD, do you think boy? You're not alone. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they're no more likely to have it. Too many young girls are not getting the help they need. That's why teachers are so important.

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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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Critics question Common Core's effectiveness
eSchool News
Common Core State Standards are a set of rigorous academic standards in math and English. The Common Core has been adopted in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, this academic initiative was intended to ensure that students graduate from high school with critical thinking skills to help them lead a successful life.
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Q-and-A: A crash course on Common Core
NPR
Confused about the Common Core State Standards? Join the club. That's not to say the new benchmarks in reading and math are good or bad, working smoothly or kicking up sparks as the wheels come off. It is simply an acknowledgement that, when the vast majority of U.S. states adopt a single set of educational standards all at roughly the same time, a little confusion is inevitable.
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Reading expert discusses dyslexia
Stratford Star
"English is a great language, but it's part of the problem." Words of wisdom from Margie Gillis, project director at the Haskins Literacy Initiative at Yale University, delivered earlier this month to a room of parents and educators at Royle School. Gillis's visit was sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, and she spoke for roughly two hours about dyslexia being both a blessing and a curse. As with any learning disability, teachers make the biggest difference with students and their ability to learn, Gillis said.
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6 essential R's to reduce school-wide bullying
Edutopia (commentary)
Dr. Michele Borba, an educational consultant, social-emotional learning and bullying expert, writes: "The best way to reduce bullying is not with a one-time assembly or a poster campaign, but with homegrown, data-driven, sustained efforts by a caring, committed staff — a model I call the six R's, a blueprint for effective bullying prevention. I've shared this model with hundreds of educators worldwide, and on U.S. Army bases. Each 'R' is crucial in creating what our students deserve — a safe, caring learning environment that breeds acceptance and respect."
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