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Teaching English to deaf students

As I discussed in a previous article, the prelingually deaf often need ESL instruction since American Sign Language (ASL) is their first language. Many deaf people face the same issues as ESL students when they go through the educational process along with hearing students....

source: By Douglas Magrath
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides parents certain options if they're unsatisfied with the education that their children with disabilities are receiving, but government investigators say only some families are able...

source: Disability Scoop

Ms. Brown is a kindergarten teacher sitting with her new class on the first day of school. One of her main tasks this year will be teaching this group foundational literacy skills, including rhyming, sound-letter correspondences, blending (reading) and segmenting (spelling)....

source: Edutopia

Lauren S. Brown, a contributor for MiddleWeb, writes: "I have never met a teacher who enjoyed grading. It's the worst part of the job: the repetitiveness, the sheer amount of it, the cringing when so many students misunderstand the same thing... Grading is unavoidable, but...

source: MiddleWeb (commentary)

Brent McGinn spent a year early in his career working with students who could sometimes hurt themselves. The special education teacher recalls a student who would sometimes hit his head on the tile floor, full force. When that happened,...

source: NPR

New York pours more money into its public education system than any other state, but has one of the worst graduation rates in the nation. That's according to a study published by education website HeyTutor, which found that New York has spent, in total, $63.62 billion...

source: Fox Business

Decades of research have shown that teachers are the single most important school-based factor in student achievement. The research base on teacher attrition continues to grow as teacher turnover remains a salient issue for many schools, particularly in economically disadvantaged...

source: The Brookings Institution


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