Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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He was frustrated enough by how little he was learning that he and his family were on the brink of suing the school district. Now his teacher had so little faith in his ability to learn that she was offering to help him cheat. “If Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Read more about Blended Learning.