Thursday, May 3, 2018

Endrew F Aftermath, Mental Health Month, 2e Achievers, More

ENDREW F. "Anyway you slice it, it hasn't changed the trends. The same folks are still winning — the districts." That's what an education law expert says a year after the Endrew F decision supposedly gave a higher standard for special ed services provided by school districts; this is according to an Education Week article. Read more.

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH -- that's May, a couple of our sources remind us. The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds offers some resources for the occasion; find them. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry also notes the observation and points readers to its "Facts for Families Guide," with information on topics such as ADHD, depression, emotional distress, and more; find the "Facts."

SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES says, "Each year Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities honors a group of truly outstanding young people who, despite their learning challenges, are making a difference in their schools and communities through their remarkable achievements." Meet the 2018 honorees, who achieve as they deal with issues such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and more.

FOR THE SUMMER. Bright Math Camp, at the University of Ottawa, is back again, according to its organizer. It's a not-for-profit camp for the promotion of mathematics. Find out more.

TEACHER PD: PARENT INPUT. Understood offers a parent toolkit titled "How to Ask for Schoolwide Teacher Training to Help Kids with Learning and Attention Issues." Topics covered include FAQs about teacher PD; strength-based IEPs; multi-tier systems of support; personalized learning; and more. Find the toolkit.

TiLT PARENTING's Podcast #106 focuses on sibling dynamics, and features author and parent coach Julie King. Find the podcast.

SENG reminds us that early-bird pricing for its July conference ends this month. If you're thinking about attending this conference (in San Diego this year), find out more.

GIFTED AND DISTRACTIBLE, the May edition, is now out. Julie Skolnick provides 2e-centered articles, information about events, and book suggestions. Find the newsletter.


  • Education Week published "Daydreaming or Distracted? What Teachers Misunderstand about ADHD." Find it
  • Edutopia published "Setting Students with ADHD Up for Success," strategies for educators. Find it.

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