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Todd Helmus
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is Linked to Delayed Brain Development
From The Washington Post Blog "To Your Health" By Amy Ellis Nutt February 15, 2017 Scientists can now point to substantial empirical evidence that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have brain structures that differ from those of people wi...

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At a School in Brooklyn’s Poorest Neighborhood, Literacy is Up and Disciplinary Problems are Down
From The Hechinger Report By Meredith Kolodner November 4, 2015 How one school prepared for poverty-related trauma and has succeeded where others failed. Amir Brann, current social work director, leads second-graders in an art exercise that helps build coll...

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A Disabled Student’s Open Letter to Betsy DeVos: Please Protect All of Us
From The Huffington Post By Sammy Park February 15, 2017 Dear Ms. DeVos, Your confirmation as the US Education Secretary has left Anti-Trumpists furious. They have made fun of your comment on grizzlies and mocked your grammar. But I was not upset with your ...

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KCS Third Quarter 2016 BSEA Commentary Now Available!
From Special Education Today A Special Education Law Blog from Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP By Eileen Hagerty and Alicia Parmentier February 17, 2017 Our commentary on the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (“BSEA”) decisions and rulings for the third qua...

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MRIs Predict Which High-Risk Babies Will Develop Autism as Toddlers
From University of North Carolina Health Care via ScienceDaily February 15, 2017 This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants. Researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms...

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Stop Humiliating Teachers
From The New Yorker By David Denby February 11, 2016 The U.S. has a tendency, when there’s an economic or social crisis, to affix unfair blame on public-school teachers.Photo by Carolyn Drake / Magnum A necessary commonplace: Almost everyone we know has bee...

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How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning
From The New York Times By Peter J. Hotez February 8, 2017 HOUSTON — It’s looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public he...

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Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students
From Edutopia By Maurice J. Elias November 23, 2016 "R esearch shows it is effective to provide clear expectations for behavior, teach skills needed to succeed in the school environment, and respond to problems with strategies to strengthen connections and ...

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Here’s Who Trump Invited to the White House to Talk About Schools. The List Says a Lot About His Education Priorities.
From The Washington Post Education Blog "The Answer Sheet" By Valerie Strauss February 14, 2017 President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with a carefully selected group of 10 teachers and parents at the White House on Tuesday, a list of parti...

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Only Free Students Can Exercise School Choice
From the Education Law Prof Blog By Derek Black February 13, 2017 The President of South Africa offered Nelson Mandela his freedom if he would renounce violence and then remain silent upon his release. Mandela rejected the offer, saying "Only free men can n...
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