Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Read It Before You See It: Upcoming Books-to-Movies
Read It Before You See It: Upcoming Books-to-Movies

January 2, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

[caption id="attachment_22656" align="alignright" width="158"] "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.[/caption] With settings ranging from World War II to Middle Earth, there ... Read More about Read It Before You See It: Upcoming Books-to-Movies

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools
11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

December 19, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

[caption id="attachment_22607" align="alignright" width="300"] The PISA Test[/caption] Research shows that on the Program of International Student Assessment (PISA), an exam ... Read More about 11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

"Keys to a Bigger, Better World"

December 17, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

When toy expert and mom-blogger Jenn Choi wrote a guide to some of the best children's books of 2013 on ... Read More about "Keys to a Bigger, Better World"

Joke Song Turns Into Meaningful Project for Dyslexic Brothers
Joke Song Turns Into Meaningful Project for Dyslexic Brothers

December 16, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

[caption id="attachment_22521" align="alignright" width="194"] The voice behind the song, 9-year-old Caleb Kleinfeldt.[/caption] Instead of feeling embarrassed or discouraged, dyslexic brothers ... Read More about Joke Song Turns Into Meaningful Project for Dyslexic Brothers

My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo
My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo

December 2, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Many professionals in the special education field chose their specialization because of a personal connection to the cause. Learning ... Read More about My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo

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