Waivers offer relief for states impacted by COVID-19

As you know, Educate the Whole Child has often advocated for a reduction in mandatory testing. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, seems to have brought about a significant reduction in testing, with many states receiving “waivers” that allow suspension of the mandatory tests that are a component of the ESSA requirements (Every Student Succeeds Act). U.S. […]

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Dyslexia guidebooks now in 40 states

Wisconsin was the most recent state to require specific support for dyslexia, a term that has been argued over for some fifty years. In part, this argument grew out of the reading wars and the issue of phonics instruction. Some of the worries stem from a concern that if this is a diagnosed “problem”, then […]

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