A School is Born: Graduate Program Fills Great Need

STUDIO CITY, Calif. ⁠— They came from all over the world. Traveling from Mexico, India, Mozambique, Australia, Kuwait, and all the corners of this country, 20 doctoral students took up residency last month at Bridges Academy in Studio City, California, spending two weeks on their intensive post-graduate programs in curriculum, instructional strategies, or leadership. The online component was launched earlier this year by the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education, the first ever of its kind.

“We’re the only school to my knowledge offering degrees in cognitive diversity,” said Hank Nicols, the dean of graduate programs at Bridges Graduate School. “We’re attracting teachers, as well as school counselors, psychologists,...


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Stuart Matranga is an author and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Maxim, and other magazines. As a teacher, he specializes in students who are reluctant readers. Stuart has extensive experience teaching and working with twice-exceptional students.