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How Parents Can Help Their Dyslexic Child Get Needed Support

Texas and Arkansas in particular have comprehensive laws, and recently California made headlines as it beefed up its universal screening and issued a high-quality, comprehensive guidance guidebook on dyslexia (Tennessee and a handful of other states have also issued dyslexia guidance). A co...

Why It’s Imperative We All Learn To Be ‘Emotion Scientists’

Proof of our inability to deal constructively with our emotional lives is all around us. In 2015, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Born This Way Foundation (founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta), we conducted a large-scale survey of twenty-two...

How Can Students Self-Assess When Teachers Do All the Grading and Work? 

“It wasn’t really moving the needle in terms of their skill set,” said Tucker. “And I recognized that instead of putting 90 percent of my energy into assessing and giving feedback on a finished product, I need to put that 90 percent of my energy into giving them feedback as they work.”  She found t...

How Schools Are Using The Trump Impeachment Inquiry As A Teachable Moment

So she and other teachers walk their students through the complicated, two-step process, starting with articles of impeachment, which must secure a simple majority in the House of Representatives to pass. The next step — the one that could actually remove an official from office — is a trial i...