special education http://kplu.org en Coaches help students with attention deficits stay engaged http://kplu.org/post/coaches-help-students-attention-deficits-stay-engaged <p>As spring fever sets in, teachers are struggling to keep their students focused on the classroom. That can be a challenge even on the best of days for kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Their brains work differently from the students most schools were designed for, and <a href="http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/23786">nearly a third end up dropping out or delaying graduation. </a></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8378 at http://kplu.org Coaches help students with attention deficits stay engaged iPads are key to teaching some students, educators say http://kplu.org/post/ipads-are-key-teaching-some-students-educators-say <p>iPads are probably on a lot of people&rsquo;s wish lists this holiday season, including teachers. Educators say the tablet devices allow them to reach students with learning difficulties in ways they&rsquo;ve never been able to before.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:31:55 +0000 Charla Bear 3424 at http://kplu.org iPads are key to teaching some students, educators say Supreme Court says state not shortchanging special education http://kplu.org/post/supreme-court-says-state-not-shortchanging-special-education <p>The <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/appellate_trial_courts/SupremeCourt/">Washington Supreme Court</a> has dealt a blow to a dozen school districts across the state that sought more money for special education.&nbsp; Today, <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/index.cfm?fa=opinions.showOpinion&amp;filename=829616MAJ">the court said</a> the districts did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the state underfunds the programs, a violation of <a href="http://www.leg.wa.gov/lawsandagencyrules/pages/constitution.aspx">its constitution</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:28:28 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 329 at http://kplu.org