In this space the 2eNews.com crew will share links to pieces from other publications that our readers may find to be of interest.
•After insensitive comments from India’s prime minister, this journalist shares “what living with a learning disability really looks like.” Read the iDiva.com piece.
•A Maryland bill could allow students to have coding classes count toward foreign language requirements. CBS Baltimore explores the implications.
•His teachers called him stubborn, but this learner with dyspraxia “never truly understood an academic text.” The Guardian shares his story. The publication also poses the question, “does having a higher IQ than Einstein guarantee success?”
•Autistic children in Iran are being segregated and punished for having learning disabilities, according to Center for Human Rights in Iran.
•Does a Minnesota paperwork push amount to a stealth attack on the rights of children with disabilities? The 74 examines the issue.
•Harsh classroom criticisms of twice-exceptional kids can have a lasting impact. One teacher recalls his own experience as a child with then-undiagnosed ADD. ADDitude has the story. ADDitude also reports that “neurofeedback works best when paired with stimulant medication.”
•Not all gifted kids display their gifts or talents early. Some are late bloomers. Gail Post at Gifted Challenges explores these cases.
•One parent argues for the importance of mental health days (“Why I let my teens take days off”). Your Teen Magazine has the story.
•A school on a farm outside New York City is using animals to help special-needs children learn. The New York Times profiles Green Chimneys.
•A Chinese school is taking heat for its plan to use smart bracelets to record student health data. The Guardian has the story.
•Kids can do plenty with cardboard and a STEM cart. We Are Teachers shares the results.
•Faced with poor results, a Colorado budget committee is holding back $33 million in funding for struggling readers. Chalkbeat explains. The site also reports on the Tennessee governor’s assertion that public schools won’t be harmed by a voucher program.
•A woman with autism has been admitted to Florida bar, becoming the “first openly-autistic lawyer,” according to her employer. CBS News reports on Haley Moss.
•An app designed to assist those with learning disabilities is headed to the U.K. following a strong launch. The Copenhagen Post profiles the app.
•Rockland County (N.Y.) is launching a new program to aid students with learning disabilities. See the Rockland County Times story.
•A Nashville charter school is closing after being ordered to reduce enrollment due to code violations. The school had been investigated for being in violation of laws regarding students with learning disabilities. American School and University Magazine covers the story on the New Vision school.
Check out our January/February archive of What We’re Reading entries.