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By Jill Anderson 03/05/2020 11:48 AM EST
Laura Schifter in class
Special education expert Laura Schifter discusses how students of color and low-income students are disproportionately assigned to special education, and what can be done.
By Jill Anderson 12/04/2019 3:00 PM EST
Child playing with wood letter blocks
How a deficit that affects the learning of one in 12 children can go undetected by parents and educators — and how to be aware the signs.
By 02/21/2019 9:33 AM EST
Special Education
Researchers find disproportionate assignments for low-income students, raising questions about systemic barriers and equity.
By Lory Hough 01/22/2018 1:28 PM EST
Fidget Spinner
By 09/18/2017 8:48 AM EDT
Illustration of a mother reading to a child; over their heads, a shooting star connects a constellation on the left side with a constellation on the right side
By News editor 10/04/2016 12:21 PM EDT
Life, Animated
On Thursday, October 6, the Askwith Forums welcomed Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind, who will open up about raising a child with autism and discuss the steps we can take to break down educational barriers based on ability.
By Leah Shafer 06/24/2016 10:28 AM EDT
Illustration of numerals escaping from a bird cage and flying upward
Why kids lose math knowledge, and how families can work to counteract it.
By Leah Shafer, Iman Rastegari 06/14/2016 9:25 AM EDT
Research indicates that children at risk for dyslexia can be identified before they begin school.
By Victoria Jones 08/31/2015 10:02 AM EDT
When the Classroom Feels Hostile
How stigma, stereotype, and labels can affect kids with learning disabilities.
By Brendan Pelsue 08/24/2015 10:52 PM EDT
Decoding Drake's Dream
A look at the school that Charles Drake, Ed.D.’70, started more than four decades ago to help students who were like him: struggling with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.