Archive for the 'Colleges' Category

Glad they’re thinking “changes” and updating. Call me skeptical however, but I’m not convinced. Changes to SAT in 2016

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From US News and World Report: Succeed in College as a Learning Disabled Student Some pretty basic reminders for students with learning disabilities in college or about to start. While this article has some holes, the take away should be that students need to have proper documentation of their specific learning disability. In all cases, [...]

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Interesting infographic (sorry though, slow loading I see) on Online University Learning. Full article and directory here at OnlineCollegeCourse.net

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New Special Education Link

This special education site has listings for colleges and universities with online special education coursework and degrees. www.educationdegree.com/programs/special-education/

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University of Michigan Dyslexia Help, which is connected to their Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

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“Learning to teach reading, language and writing is a complex undertaking. The competence and expertise of teachers can be nourished with training that emphasizes the study of reading development, language and individual differences,” said Dr. Louisa Moats, Chair of IDA’s Standards and Practices Committee. “If teachers are better prepared, the impact of reading difficulties, including [...]

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Recently someone and I had an exchange about the notion of extra time as an accommodation for standardized tests such as the SAT. He brought up some good questions. Here’s one of them and my reply: Him: “Let’s talk about SAT tests. The fact that a neurotypical student benefits from extra time seems to indicate [...]

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The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education.  The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, the award was renamed the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship and [...]

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wohnai/flickr From Good.is The average community college student in Washington spends about $1,200 per year on textbooks. I know that as a society we’re probably in the infancy of this movement to digitize textbooks and in a variety of ways, bring down the costs of textbooks to students. I don’t understand how they deal with [...]

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After reading this article in the NY Times online, two themes emerged in my head: 1. Create curriculum for entrepreneurship at the high school level and, 2. the Cass Business School study that identified upwards of 35% of successful serial entrepreneurs in the US self-identified as having dyslexia and/or ADHD. I’m a big fan of [...]

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From Good.is “How to Break the Cycle of Remedial College Classes” Interesting slant on the over-reliance and perhaps, misuse of remedial classes at the community college level. “The proof initially emerged with many students transferring from San Diego’s West Hills High School to their local community college. Like many of their fellow freshmen nationally, a [...]

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Jeremy Snyder and Julie Platt, students at Wesleyan University, are starting a university chapter of Project Eye-to-Eye, a national mentoring project for children with learning disabilities. In this article from the Wesleyan Argus, the students describe their start-up process this summer and the goals of Eye-to-Eye. They’re looking for about a dozen high caliber and [...]

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