Jackie Drooger

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Common Core Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educational publishing giant. In front of them, a coach uses a big screen to show them books.<p>Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New …

Why our best students are totally oblivious

While being up in arms about popular injustices, they’re educated how not to see race, empire and colonialism<p>This past week, I taught my first classes of the semester. The college where I teach attracts young men and women who are generally left of center. Some of them are the children of …

Learning disabilities articles, book lists, videos, and milestones

Be your own best advocate<p>How to avoid lawyers and still get what your child needs out of special education.<p>What is section 504?<p>You've heard other …

Autism

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

Illuminations

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 …

August Special: Read With Me!

<i>“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” – Dr. Seuss.</i><p>This is the age of children raising challenges – how …

Books