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Guest Post: Helping Students with Stealth Dyslexia

This is the last in a series of guest posts from Brian Smith, an educator from North Carolina. Please share your experiences with dyslexia or stealth dyslexia in the comments. In the simplest terms, dyslexia is an unexplained learning difficulty in reading that is not typical of the students’ general intelligence. Dyslexia is not a vision problem but […]

An Examination of Common Core

An Examination of Common Core Note: This post was written by one of our bloggers and is not the opinion of School Outfitters as a whole. Despite being nearly five years old, the Common Core standards that have been adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia still have an air of mystery and […]

School Segregation: The New Reality

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, school segregation is the worst it’s been since the 1950s and it’s because of money. Though the separation present today is a far cry from the days of Jim Crow laws and “separate but equal” schools, the ratio of black to white students has been steadily getting worse. How could this be? […]

Brain-Rattling Hits

Crisp, fall weather. Loud, cheering crowds. The exhilarating speed of the game. If these things sound familiar to you, you’re not alone. High school football games are the most popular Friday-night events in hundreds of towns and cities all across the country. Which only makes a recent report on football concussions all the more alarming: […]