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Remote learning has been a disaster for many students, but some kids have thrived

Remote learning has been a struggle and is expected to set back the learning gains of a generation of students - particularly children of color, kids from financially insecure families, and others - but a small number of students have done unexpectedly well.... Read more»

'504 plan' disability protection favors students at Arizona’s wealthier, whiter schools

Federal civil rights protection currently exist that are designed to give students with disabilities who don’t qualify for special education but have conditions that still interfere with learning equal access to public education, but getting the plans in Arizona isn’t always easy or equitable.... Read more»

DSM-5, controversial update to psych manual, released

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known simply as the DSM-5, was released by the American Psychiatric Association this week amid criticism of the guide’s changes.... Read more»

Is ADHD linked to obesity?

A new study finds that boys diagnosed with ADHD had considerably higher rates of adult obesity than their counterparts, suggesting a connection. ... Read more»

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Study: Industrial chemicals cause hyperactivity, learning problems

Industrial chemicals, first linked to learning problems in children, may also play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests.... Read more»