Education, Featured Fostering Free Expression on College Campuses Is Critical, Task Force Says WASHINGTON — As colleges and universities serve increasingly diverse student bodies, it is imperative that their campuses foster open discussion and civic debate, university presidents, faculty and civic leaders said at a webinar on Tuesday. In ... CONTINUE READING Education, Featured Education Department Promises to Monitor COVID Relief Funds and Support Schools WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is engaged in ongoing monitoring of the use of COVID-19 relief funds after approving the funding plans of 46 states, department officials told lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday. Congress ... CONTINUE READING Education Week Education, Featured Parent-Teacher Relationships Key to Students’ Success in Recovering from Remote Learning WASHINGTON — A year and a half into the pandemic, educational recovery for children, specifically those who learn differently, will depend on strengthening parent-teacher relationships. “Our children cannot reach their fullest potential unless there is engagement ... CONTINUE READING Education, Featured Free Community College Cut from Slimmed-Down Spending Bill WASHINGTON — Two years of tuition-free community college did not make the cut in the Democrats’ multi-trillion spending bill, leaving many lawmakers and advocates frustrated over what was one of President Joe Biden’s signature campaign ... CONTINUE READING
The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From Afar

The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From Afar

While teaching during a pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges for all teachers, educators working with the visually impaired have had the especially difficult task of adapting a curriculum based largely on physical interactions—like teaching a student how to read braille by touch or how to walk with a cane—to the two-dimensional environment of online learning. Although technology plays a significant role in many special education programs for the blind and deaf, there’s little precedent for a completely virtual education for the visually impaired, and certainly no rule book.

The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From Afar

While teaching during a pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges for all teachers, educators working with the visually impaired have had the especially difficult task of adapting a curriculum based largely on physical interactions—like teaching a student how to read braille by touch or how to walk with a cane—to the two-dimensional environment of online learning. Although technology plays a significant role in many special education programs for the blind and deaf, there’s little precedent for a completely virtual education for the visually impaired, and certainly no rule book.

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Lowering student debt still on Biden’s agenda

Lowering student debt still on Biden’s agenda

A number of state universities and community colleges across the Capitol Region hope that the Biden administration will make colleges more affordable to lower-income students and minority groups as well as provide relief for those paying off student loans.

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Harris’ election represents firsts for many, continued service for others

As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – the first Greek-letter organization for Black women – vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ win last month brought much attention to the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), but civic engagement for these organizations has always been a priority.  

A generation of scholars potentially at risk

With a return to in-person instruction not in sight soon for D.C. public schools, there are concerns surrounding the effects remote education on students in low-income neighborhoods due to lack of resources and parental support.

VIDEO: The Pandemic’s Impact on Howard University’s Homecoming

WASHINGTON – Homecoming is a sacred time for students and alumni at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The weeklong event gives HBCU communities a chance to come together and celebrate. But this year's homecoming festivities looked a lot different as...

The Final Question – The Vice Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON - The final question at the vice presidential debate came from someone who can’t vote, Utah 8th grader Brecklynn Brown. It was a surprise to Brown when moderator Susan Page ended the debate with Brown’s question: “When I watch the news all I see is arguing...

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