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Mother Shares Tips on Advocating for Child with Dyslexia 

Ryan is starting eighth grade at Swift Creek Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. In first grade, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. In a recent interview, Tippi, Ryan’s mother, shared her advice for students with reading barriers and the parents who support them. What advice do you have for parents of students with dyslexia? TIPPI: Keep […]

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How Two Crazy Reading Ladies Teach Even Crazier Reading Skills

The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading skills and comprehension find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially. Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their […]

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Benetech Welcomes Human-Centered Computing Expert Clayton Lewis

I recently sat down with Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, who is serving as an advisor to Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center for six months. Clayton’s expertise in human computer interaction, inclusive design, and assistive technology for students with learning differences will […]

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Making STEM Education Inclusive to All

As technological innovation continues to affect virtually every field and industry, the demand for workers with expertise in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) keeps increasing. With higher than average wages and lower than average unemployment rates, STEM careers are highly desirable for today’s graduates. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 1.1 million computing-related job […]

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Benetech Expands Software for Social Good Initiatives in 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look back and celebrate key accomplishments as we look ahead to 2018 with anticipation and excitement. We are proud of our ability to tackle hard problems and deliver positive and lasting social good in the areas of poverty, education, and human rights. Here are some of […]

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