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Let’s Talk About Sex Education – Wait, Hold On, That’s Uncomfortable

Sex education is a staple in schools across the country, with many schools providing some form of sex or health education for students as young as kindergarten. While the curriculum varies among states and schools, teachers typically use photos and videos to demonstrate human anatomy. While such demonstrations may work for sighted students, those with […]

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Benetech Secures U.S. Department of Education Award to Enable All Students to Read

Benetech’s Bookshare Software Serves Students Who Read Differently in Over 25,000 Schools and School Districts Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, today announced a five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to expand and improve access to books for students who read differently due to blindness, low […]

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Decoding Dyslexia with an Ivy Leaguer

That Was Then: Dyslexia Diagnosis in Third Grade When we first met New Jersey native Brian Meersma, reading was a struggle. He was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade, and because his reading skills were lower than his peers, his school recommended that he be removed from the regular classroom and placed in a special […]

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