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Fact Sheet US Department of Education

Feb 09, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On New Faces of Black Americans

A fact sheet from the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans shows that Spanish, French Creole, and French are the most common languages spoken at home by the 130,000-plus English learners.

Discussions about Disability

Jan 21, 2016

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Positive Portrayals of Disability

Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) literature. The website provides articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions, examining this topic from various angles—but always from the disabled perspective—in the hope that sharing disabled people’s thoughts on stereotypes, pet peeves, existing characters, and their own day-to-day experiences will help readers learn about the realities of disability, which are often different from what they see in popular media.

Sportlight on Dyslexia

Jan 21, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On Success Stories*

Testing shows that people with dyslexia are no more or less intelligent than the population at large. Having dyslexia makes reading, and sometimes other skills, more difficult to acquire, but having dyslexia is not necessarily a barrier to success.

Technology tools for Struggling Students

Jan 21, 2016

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Power Behind Technology

PowerUp WHAT WORKS provides resources and tools designed to help educators use technology to better support struggling students and learners with disabilities.

Decoding Dyslexia

Jan 21, 2016

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Grassroots Engagement

Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system.

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