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How Was My Spring Break? Shut Up.

Laura A Boggs | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Laura A Boggs

Dear Spring Break: You almost broke me. You, SB, are a foretaste of the looming three-month summer holiday, the big S to your lowercase s. When scho...

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative

Labeled And Lost: A Teacher's Reflection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Wesley Pepper I once spent a week in a special ed classroom as a student. I loved it because I was finally in a class with my best friend (who had ...

The Hypocrisy Behind the Gun Lobby's Focus on Mental Illness

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Not only are NRA-affiliated spokespeople ignorant about mental illness, but they deceptively use the issue to fool people into thinking that they have broader social concerns. In any real "national conversation," about mental illness and violence, the NRA and its proxies would be mute.

Ann Brenoff

Her Path Was Forged By Her Special Child | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty

I'm in the place I was meant to be in. Because of Emily and the profound change that having a child with a disability has brought about in our lives, I have found what I was meant to do with my life.

GAO and George Miller Don't Understand How Special Education Works

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Today's "exquisitely-timed" GAO report has set off an avalanche of accusations at charter schools for "discriminating" against students with disabilities. George Miller, who requested the study, told the Washington Post that the news was "sobering."

Teaching, And Learning, The Words To Talk About Disability

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

Just because I have a daughter with a disability doesn't mean that I know how to talk about disabilities with my children.

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

Comedian Eugene Mirman on The Interview Show (Video)

Mark Bazer | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York
Mark Bazer

Comedian Eugene Mirman appeared on The Interview Show to discuss his career, lip-synching a Bill Cosby record for a school book report, giving Pauly Shore a back rub and more.

What Makes Special Education So Special?

Derek Getschow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Derek Getschow

On the first day of class each year, I tell my students to leave my class. I tell them to listen carefully, get what they need from me, and get out!

Our Time of Hope

Matthew Asner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matthew Asner

Our economy is in terrible shape. As a result, the special needs community has seen programs slashed, making it increasingly more difficult for families. In these trying times, it is imperative for us to come together as a group.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...