NPR Friday Round Up: Dyslexia, Bilingual Education

NPR had some interesting education articles on the radio this week. Here are two of my favorites.

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

A mother, who spent years coaching and encouraging her dyslexic son, recalls his childhood with one pervasive feeling: “It was really scary.” One father told me his home life was ruined. Trying to do homework with his struggling daughter, he says, felt like “a nightmare every night.”

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English. Brains, brains, brains. One thing we’ve learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is really making use of the latest neuroscience findings.

 

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