In most states, elementary schools routinely screen each student for the risk of dyslexia so that they get the help they need in early grades. Why not California? Carol explains.
When kids can read, they can fly. Unfortunately, many students don't get the early help they need to get off the ground. What can be done? Some leaders call for earlier dyslexia risk screening for kids. Others call for earlier academic transparency for schools. Carol explains.
In the pandemic, schools have faced a broad range of new challenges, particularly how to serve students with disabilities. San Francisco’s Special Education Ombudsperson played a critical role in figuring out what to do. As Julia Martin explains, this role has never been more important.
A small fraction of students have truly rare potential. Once upon a time, state and federal funds supported "Gifted and Talented" programs, but those days are gone. Here's what happened, and what your school board can do about it.
The public education system as we have known is on course to be damaged, badly, by Covid-19. Without decisive action, especially at the federal level, the road will be rough and the harm will last for many years. The plan urgently needs to include summer school.
Students learn better when they learn together, including students with different learning needs. The big idea is called Inclusive Education. Marilyn Cachola Lucey explains what it's all about.
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