A former student with ADHD and his mother are suing their school district, saying the 17-year-old was discriminated against because of his ADHD status. The lawsuit argues that the now-graduate -- who was abused as a child -- was, among other forms of harassment, strip-searched, causing anxiety and worsening his ADHD.
Educators can find a job that makes them happy despite the rough economy, writes Heather Wolpert-Gawron, an award-winning California language-arts teacher. Her advice includes starting job searches early, meeting with administrators and being honest during interviews.
Only about 10% of children who cannot see learn to read Braille and an even smaller percentage of those who are legally blind have learned to do so, according to a report from the National Federation of the Blind. Many educators instead rely on audiobooks and technology, but the federation says that such approaches leave people with visual disabilities functionally illiterate.
Young children who repeatedly undergo general anesthesia may be at greater risk of learning disabilities, according to research. A Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist found that children who had general anesthesia twice were 1.5 times more likely to develop a learning disability, and half of children who had general anesthesia three or more times later developed a learning disorder.
There is no scientific evidence that abstinence education deters adolescents from having sex, says former U.S. Surgeon General M. Jocelyn Elders. Honesty about sexual issues and contraception is the best policy given the number of sexually active teenagers, Elders adds.