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Do Resource Teachers Have the Right Resources?

Here are some statements we’ve heard from real resource teachers: “I tell my middle-school students that they will learn to read and be fine when they get to high school.  I’m tired of

Make Summer Count

First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school

Three FUN Summer Activities to Transform the Next School Year

First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school

Make This the Summer before the Best School Year

Make this the summer before the best school year of your child's life ...   First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time,

Do Too Many or Too Few Students from Poverty Get a Special Ed Label?

I received a really interesting question this morning in response to an invitation to our upcoming webinar on The Cognitive Impact of Poverty: Implications for Teaching.  The question read as

Will ESSA Fail to Close the Achievement Gaps?

An article published last week by EdWeek suggests that the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law more than three years ago, hasn’t achieved much, particularly with respect to closing the

Is Your Child’s IEP Really Making a Difference?

In some schools, 30% of more of the students have an individualized education plan (IEP).  In reality, every child should have one, since every child learns uniquely.  But for some children, it’s

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

A webinar hosted by EdWeb was provocatively titled, “4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders about Struggling Readers.”  The first “lie,” according to the presenter is that struggling

Reading is Not Natural — Part One

Reading is important for success in academics and the workplace.  In fact, it’s important to most aspects of modern life.  Educators and parents worry when children can’t read well by third or

The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education

About 40% of the special education population in schools across the country are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities.  A specific learning disability is a disorder in one or more of the