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Nobel Prize Winner Carol Greider

Dr. Carol Greider was folding laundry at home when she got the call in 2009 that she had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. She decided to wake up her kids and tell them. “Do we have to go to school?”. “No you don’t,” she said, and she took them in to work with […]

Singer Songwriter Actress Jewel

Jewel is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter, poet, and actress who found success playing in coffeehouses in San Diego where she was discovered by a music manager and signed with Atlantic Records in 1994. It was 1996 when her first album took off, climbing to #11 on Billboard’s Top 100. It has since sold 11 million […]

Famous Dyslexic Mathematician – Norbert Wiener

There have been many famous dyslexic mathematicians throughout history. Today, math-gifted dyslexic students might find their outlet for numbers in careers such as finance and investing, or engineering in some aspect of computer technology.

Norbert Wiener of MIT was a computer pioneer who developed the field of cybernetics which profoundly impacted such diverse fields as […]

RESEARCH: Dyslexic Brain – WRITING: More Connectivity, Not Less!

In research that was just published last month, investigators at the University of Washington were surprised to find when investigating pathways involved with writing – that brain connections of dyslexic subjects were more extensive and more far ranging than the connection patterns of their non-dyslexic controls.

To my reading, the finding is concordant with the […]

Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?

A teacher writes, “I have a new student who transferred from a public charter school. She has an IEP accommodation for a calculator use for anything involving math calculations. But I’m wondering whether providing a calculator is changing standards? Is she learning how to use a calculator rather than learning how to do […]