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Special Education

Students with reading or reading-related disabilities may be eligible to receive supplemental instruction from special education teachers. Navigating the unfamiliar waters of special education can be overwhelming for parents, teachers and students. This section contains helpful information about the basics of special education.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Nick Spano

Meet real-life children who struggle with reading but don't give up! A lively show geared for kids.

Al Roker

Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.

Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

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