Nine Texas state-school employees are on leave while officials investigate claims that they did not stop fights among students with mental disabilities at the residential school. Six other staff members were charged earlier this month with allegedly organizing student fights for their entertainment.
New research found stronger brain wave activity in select regions of the brain happens prior to an error occurring that can be linked to lack of attention. The discovery could foster the development of devices to help children with ADHD.
A private Vermont school for students with dyslexia will close at the end of this year after an enrollment drop and financial troubles. The headmaster plans to help students adjust to new schools next fall.
Students participating in a Kentucky pilot program are taking lessons in geometry and then applying them to construction projects. "It's an interdisciplinary video course for students taking both geometry and carpentry courses," said Terry Bennett, who designed the lessons. "The idea of the program is allowing students to learn math in the context of something they're interested in. When you apply math to a field with real-life examples, it makes it more real for students."
A bill in Michigan's Legislature would require insurers to cover autism treatments, a mandate that has already been approved by eight state legislatures. Similar bills died in the state's 2007-08 legislative session.