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8 Back-to-School Tips For Parents of Kids With Special Needs

Back to school can be an anxiety-provoking time for parents under the best of circumstances. Making sure your kids have the right clothes and the right supplies can be overwhelming, but when you're the parent of a child with special needs, you have to make sure they have the right program in place, …

Special Education

Rise of summer tuition, achievement gap inquiry and boys with special needs

This week's round up includes: a survey of parents worried about the 'summer slide', figures on state school boys with special educational needs and concerns about School Direct<p><b>Summer tutoring on the rise</b><p>More than a quarter of parents, who are concerned about the 'summer slide', plan to hire tutors …

On-Campus Coffee Shop Serves Up Experience for Special Needs Students

A group of students with special needs are getting some real world experience without leaving their school.<p>The Wallingford High Road Academy, a part …

When it comes to special educational needs, the government is helping a few but ignoring thousands of others

The children and families bill contains an acknowledgment that de-regulation doesn't solve everything in education<p>The legislation on special educational needs working its way through parliament has received broad support and has even been described as landmark legislation. I hope this proves to be …

Funding rules on special educational needs are leaving inclusive schools with a cash shortfall

Campaigners fear children with special educational needs will be excluded from mainstream schools because of confusion over funding<p>Louise Brock was keen for her daughter Ruby, who has Down's syndrome, to go to a mainstream school. But finding somewhere that could offer her the support she needed …

Hagerty-Ross: More Students Crowd in, Special Ed Costs Rise

Expect more spending related to special education in Darien as well as proposals to deal with school space needs as enrollment increases in Darien …

Education Is Working Just Fine

The popular narrative tells us that the education system in the U.S. is broken. Education technology promises to fix it. We need more tablets, better broadband, big data, and game-based learning. But we may not be asking all the right questions. Education is not only about taking care of today’s …

Selective schooling: a friend or foe for education?

As two grammar schools in Kent submit applications to open annexes, Rebecca Ratcliffe explores the impact of selective schooling on education across the country<p>Moving from primary to secondary school is always a big leap – but for children in Sevenoaks, a commuter town in south east England, the …

Does higher education make you think?

In focusing on higher education's systems, says David Watson, are we overlooking whether (and how) it works on its students?<p>Higher education is a noble and longstanding enterprise. And yet, curiously, it has not been a particularly self-reflective one. Especially in times of economic or political …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

Education in brief: what happens to failing primary schools?

<b>What happens to schools at the bottom of the table?</b><p>Primary league tables day last week gave rise to a story that is fast becoming an annual fixture in the calendar. With hundreds of schools falling below government "floor targets", the BBC grimly warned that they faced closure, conversion into …

Poll: Majority of Americans Think College Education Is ‘Very Important’

More Americans believe in the value of a college education today than did in the 1970s and 1980s, according to a new poll.<p>The Gallup poll out Tuesday …

Outdoor Education Programs In New York City

Tight on space and often located in the heart of busy urban blocks, many New York City school kids have little access to a backyard or green play …

Can An Online Education Actually Land You A Job?

<i>This post is part of Hire Education, an occasional series about technological innovation in education and how it’s reshaping the way students prepare themselves for a transformed workforce.</i><p>The brave new word of free, online college-level courses finally makes it possible to get an inexpensive …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The US Spent Billions in Kyrgyzstan, but Is Leaving Without a Trace

Since 2001, the US Government has dumped staggering amounts of money into Manas Air Force Base, a critical Air Force outpost in Kyrgyzstan. The base costs US taxpayers 60 million dollars each year in rent. 100 million dollars a year is siphoned into the country through USAID. 300 million plus …

Pakistan earthquake island is a 'mud volcano'

Dr Brian Baptie from the British Geological Survey says the island that appeared off the coast of Pakistan after the earthquake is a "mud volcano" formed as gas and water forced its way to the surface.<p>Pakistani officials are investigating a small island, about 60 feet high, 100 feet long and 250 …

Educational Apps For Your Kids

As fun and educational as iPads can be, when it comes to parents playing learning games with their children (as opposed to kids playing by themselves …

Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital

From tracking World Bank projects to Twitter conversations with Rwanda's health minister, technology is driving innovation<p>Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link citizens with their …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

Evolution

New findings about the human genome bring us closer to schizophrenia treatment

An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The mental illness affecting some 24 million people worldwide has so far proven incurable, …

An In-Ear Brain Monitor Could Watch For Seizures Discreetly

The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around.<p>Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography (EEG), is a useful way to diagnose seizures and evaluate sleep disorders. Attaching a jumble of …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

3 Technologies That Could Have Prevented This Summer's Train Crashes

Three distinctly different, deadly train accidents happened around the world this summer, but they might have been prevented with technology that already exists.

New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.<p>On August 19, 2012, in week two of the NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

How They Built the Record-Setting New Bay Bridge Span

Opening Labor Day, the 2047-foot eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge has new seismic engineering and work-arounds for the murky Bay Area mud.<p><b>The designers of the east span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge</b>—opening Labor Day weekend as the result of a 13-year, $6.42 billion …