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Universal Dyslexia Screening Improves Odds of Success in School

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The Dyslexia Research Institute reports that “dyslexics have an inherited neurological difference, resulting in language, perceptual, processing, and attention/concentration differences. Since this issue affects so much of a child’s educational experience beyond just reading, it makes sense to identify and

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Editorial: When Streamlining Ed Policy, Engage Parents First

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Parents and teachers are understandably on edge. The Education Department is in the midst of reviewing every regulation and policy document it has ever issued so it can decide which ones should be modified and which ones should be scrapped.

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Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults

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Popularity is a loaded word. For many adults, it evokes powerful memories of jockeying for position in high school cafeterias and hallways. “The urge to be popular among our peers reaches its zenith in adolescence,” said Mitch Prinstein, a professor

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Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

A large body of research suggests that students who go to middle school or junior high do worse academically, socially and emotionally, compared to the young teenagers who get to be the oldest students at schools with grades K-8. A

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California Department of Education Offers Free Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

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The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with Common Sense Education and the California State legislature, will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week October 16-20, 2017. This will continue ongoing efforts to teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical

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