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Data is key to improving outcomes for students with special needs
The Huffington Post
For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success. But thanks to a new U.S. Department of Education directive, things are changing for the better. The department is shifting to a new approach for the nation's 6.5 million children and youth with special needs by focusing on student outcomes instead of simply on how well states comply with procedural requirements.
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The same genes influence children's reading and math abilities
Medical News Today
A study observing the genetic basis of cognitive traits, led by scientists from the University of Oxford and King's College London, finds that about 50 percent of genes that have an influence on a child's reading ability, also have an effect on their mathematics aptitude. Complex cognitive traits such as reading and mathematics are highly heritable and are shown to be associated with quality of life including wealth and life expectancy. That said, there is little understanding of the genetic architecture of cognitive abilities, genetic components and the correlation between them.
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Where have all the summer reading assignments gone?
eSchool News
Summer: a time in a child's life where they are no longer bound by mandates to attend school or do anything school-related. To do so, in some children's eyes, would be to commit a global faux pas. Those stuck on this idea are in for a rude awakening. Studies have proven that children who do not read during the summer lose much of the valuable knowledge they gained during the school year.
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Report urges more active state role in Common Core
EdSource
The move to local control under the state's new funding and accountability system has given school districts much leeway in adopting the Common Core State Standards, the challenging math and English language arts standards that California and 41 other states and Washington, D.C., have adopted. And that flexibility, concludes a new report by researchers from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, has the potential to create disparities in implementation the state should reduce.
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ADHD and kids: 5 tips for setting appropriate rules
Psych Central
Parenting a child with ADHD can present various challenges because of the disorder's symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Kids with ADHD may have every intention of respecting a rule, said Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, ACC, an educator and parenting coach. But they may break it — often "by accident than on purpose."
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Where have all the summer reading assignments gone?
eSchool News
Summer: a time in a child's life where they are no longer bound by mandates to attend school or do anything school-related. To do so, in some children's eyes, would be to commit a global faux pas. Those stuck on this idea are in for a rude awakening.

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Study: Language problems common for kids with ADHD
HealthDay News via WebMD
Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research.

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Help students with disabilities succeed in college
NCLD
Many parents often wonder what will happen after their child graduates high school. How will your child get the help he deserves in college? What schools can provide the supports your child needs?

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Connecting school spending and student achievement
The Washington Post
In the roiling national debate about the best ways to improve public education, one aspect gets scant attention: the relationship between the tax dollars school systems spend and academic results. In a report, the left-leaning Center for American Progress looks at how much "bang for the buck" taxpayers are getting from public schools. Ulrich Boser, who wrote the report, analyzed budgets of 7,000 school districts across about 40 states — which enroll about about 80 percent of U.S. public school students — and found some surprising results.
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New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia
The Associated Press via CBS St. Louis
A new state law aims to help Illinois students with dyslexia. The law entitles dyslexic students to special education services. It also creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure. The law is effective immediately.
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ADHD classified into 3 types based on kids' personalities
LiveScience via Yahoo News
There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that match up with children's personalities, some researchers suggest. What's more, looking at these ADHD types is better than the current diagnostic methods in predicting which children will go on to develop further mental-health problems, the researchers said in the new study. The finding of these three types is preliminary, and won't be used in diagnosis anytime soon, but it shows that it's possible to classify mental-health disorders in a manner that's based more on biology than symptoms, which may help researchers better understand the underlying cause of these conditions, the researchers said.
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Special education code avoids hot buttons, defines dyslexia as reading disorder
NJ Spotlight
What a difference a year makes. The Christie administration this week introduced new code for special-education services that skipped over most of the hot-button topics on how to serve students with disabilities. The new administrative code submitted to the State Board of Education contained changes that were mostly technical in nature, officials said.
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Where are the nation's 'most productive' school districts?
Education Week
Is your school district spending its likely tight budget on the right things? New reports suggest many aren't. Three reports by the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, examine whether districts are properly targeting their budgets to areas that will most effectively address academic success for students. The reports are a follow-up to a similar assessment the group completed in 2011.
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What makes an 'extreme learner?'
MindShift
When Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski was dissecting a sheep's heart during an eighth-grade science class, she had an epiphany that changed her life. "That heart told the story of anatomy and physiology!" she said. Realizing that science is best communicated through stories, Cueva-Dabkoski, now just 19 years old, went on to explore beetles in China. She's now at Johns Hopkins University, and continues to do research during breaks.
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Why storytelling in the classroom matters
Edutopia (commentary)
What is "storytelling"? Telling stories, of course! In 2014, there are so many diverse, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming ways to do this. What I want to explore is traditional, oral storytelling, which has been a part of human life since we first left Africa 200,000 or more years ago. Perhaps storytelling was the reason language developed in the first place, as our minds began to inquire, wonder, think.
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