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Help Teens Balance Jobs, College Apps

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College applications and after-school jobs can make the holiday season even busier for high school seniors. Cassie Poncelow, a counselor at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, says many of her students enjoy working because they are somewhat forced into managing their time better. But it’s crunch time for students applying to college, says…

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LB 1052: Healthy Learning Environment

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We all know what it feels like to experience failure. Unfortunately, failures are not always our own. For the many people affected by dyslexia, failure isn’t found in them, but in the educational system. Individuals with dyslexia struggle to pair letters written on a page with sounds they make and combinations they form. This creates…

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OneNote Helps Dyslexic Children

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Microsoft’s OneNote digital notebook has helped dyslexic children improve their reading and spelling skills in a trial led by a top UK school. The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is encouraging educators to look at the potential for using the technology in the classroom after OneNote was found to increase reading skills and boost confidence among…

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Senate Moves Dyslexia Bill Forward

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A senate committee wrapped up a two-day discussion Wednesday, on a bill that would provide additional dyslexia screening for students and training for teachers. Schools would be required to screen students for dyslexia in kindergarten, first and second grade. Some people expressed concern about the time dyslexia screenings for every student would take, but some…

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Talk-to-Text, eBooks: Dyslexics Beat Odds

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11-year-old Max Chmel struggles with reading and writing. He has severe dyslexia. “It’s like I am seeing it, but I am just not seeing it right,” said Max. “It’s just really hard to read and write.” “It’s been hard, it’s been really hard,” said Jennifer Chmel, Max’s mother. “We knew since before kindergarten that he…

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Website Shows Reality of Dyslexia

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You can never truly understand the struggles of others until you have walked a mile in their shoes – as the saying goes. One website aims to put you in the shoes of someone who suffers from dyslexia, showing how difficult it can be for those with the common learning disability to read and write…

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Ill-literacy: The Divided States of Dyslexia

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Documentary presents the cover-up behind growing illiteracy and school achievement LOS ANGELES – WindRoc Media Group (WMG) and Identifying Dyslexia have just announced IIl-literacy: The Divided States of Dyslexia, the first film in the School Stories documentary series. The social impact documentary takes audiences through the school system in several states to reveal the single…

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California isn’t doing enough to teach kids how to read

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Too many California children can’t read, and the state doesn’t have an adequate plan to fix the problem, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the advocacy law firm Public Counsel, alleges that the state is not meeting its constitutional responsibility to educate all children California…

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Signs of Dyslexia

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*Intelligent but has problems with reading, Writing or spelling *Intelligent but does not test well or has severe anxiety about testing *Seems to daydream or zone out in the classroom or meeting scenario *Learns best by “hands on” training rather than verbal or written instruction *See movement of letters on page whether reading or writing…

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Chat with Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

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Event Information Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:00am PST Host: National Center on Improving Literacy Location: Online Event Type: Facebook Chat Audience: Parents & Families, Schools & Districts The National Center on Improving Literacy does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. See their Endorsement Disclaimer for more information.

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