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Special Education Teacher Retention and Hiring

Special Education Teacher Retention and Hiring: Reflecting on Minnesota’s Teacher Supply and Demand Report   I still remember vivid moments from my first year as a Special Education teacher serving high school students in Minneapolis, despite being over 10 years ago now. One moment in particular stands out in my.

The Reading Wars Continued…

Someone recently commented that she thought the “reading wars” were over.  With the National Reading Panel’s report don’t we have a shared understanding of what kids need to know to learn to read?  Yes and no. The war has continued, it’s been a silent fight for a while. But, it.

Executive Functions and Reading

The term executive function (EF) has become common over the past few years. Often executive function issues are associated with kids and adults with ADHD. However, more recently research is reveals connections between executive function,  more specifically cognitive flexibility, and reading. So what is executive function? Executive function refers to.

Season’s Greetings

Dear Friend of LDA Minnesota, LDA Minnesota is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. Looking back, our history reflects a deep commitment to helping all individuals achieve to their greatest potential. Juanita, one of the founders, shared the story of their first summer program with me few years ago. As she handed.

LDA’s Strategic Plan

LDA Minnesota’s board of directors recently adopted a new strategic plan for 2018-2020. The planning process included an environmental scan.  Board members, staff, and additional key stakeholders, such as partners, clients, funders and thought leaders, were asked to reflect on LDA’s current role in the sector as well as future.

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