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All Eyes on Dyslexia: Senators Spotlight the Intersection of Science, Learning and Dyslexia

Posted by America Forward on May 31, 2016 5:05:59 PM





In just a few weeks, Jocelyn Hanrath, a soccer goalie with an eye on the Olympics, will graduate from her hometown high school in Salt Lake City with a 3.7 GPA. This fall, she will enroll in college in Washington state to pursue a degree in sports management and complete an internship with the Seattle Reign, a professional women’s soccer team. Earlier this spring, Jocelyn was awarded the 2016 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

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Tags: Dysgraphia, HELP, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, NCLD, Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pen, Senator, Senator Cassidy, Senator Mikulski, Senator Murkowski, Senator Murphy, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Bennet, Dyslexia, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Salt Lake City, Understood, understood.org

Interview with Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility

Posted by Admin on Nov 2, 2015 11:53:17 AM


Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAblitiy, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a dyslexic-specific middle school curriculum, spent the summer swimming around Martha's Vineyard to raise funds for the nonprofit. We recently caught up with him to ask a few questions about the experience and his work as a whole. Check out the full interview below:

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Tags: High School, IDEA, IEP, incarceration, Learning Difference, learning differences, Martha's Vineyard, NoticeAbility, Pan Mass Challenge, Richard Branson, The Dyslexic Advantage, Amplify Blog, Dean Bragonier, Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexia, Dyslexic, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Swimming, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How Kids Pay Attention (and Why Some Kids Struggle With It)" and more...

Posted by Admin on Sep 28, 2015 3:18:25 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Child Development, Columbia University, Kindergarten, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Math, Organizations, Personalized Learning, Poverty, Pre-K, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, EdCentral, Fast Company, New Classrooms, Penn State, Teach to One, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, U.N., UC-Irvine, Understood, Unemployment, United Nations, venture philanthropy, Vocabulary

Take 5: "Bedtime Stories for Young Brains" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 18, 2015 4:27:35 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bedtime Stories, Bill Gates, Brains, Dr. Pamela Cantor, Girls Of Color, Internet, Latinos, Learning Difference, learning differences, Martha's Vineyard, Microsoft, MindShift, NoticeAbility, NPR, Paul Allen, Pediatric Primary Care, Perri Klass, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, Teaching Software, African-Americans, American Academy of Pediatrics, Amplify Blog, black girls code, Code Camp, coding, Dean Bragonier, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Dyslexia, GatesNotes, Jesse Jackson, Technology, The New York Times, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Vanessa Kirsch and Dean Bragonier talk Dyslexic Superpowers

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Aug 18, 2015 10:26:43 AM


Yesterday marked the last day of an incredible journey. Dean Bragonier, a valued member of the New Profit community and founder of NoticeAbility, spent this summer swimming 50 miles around Martha's Vineyard to raise awareness for Dyslexia. Bragonier, a dyslexic himself, is dedicated to raising awareness of dyslexia and those who have it. His latest effort in this area takes the form of the new organization NoticeAbility, a nonprofit that creates dyslexic-friendly learning tools for middle school-aged children.

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Tags: Learning Difference, learning differences, NoticeAbility, Amplify Blog, Dean Bragonier, Dyslexia, LD, New Profit Staff, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "Incarceration, Education, Emancipation" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 13, 2015 12:18:42 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Brenda Rosen, education, Emancipation, Homeless, incarceration, Inmates, Law Enforcement, Learning Difference, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, New Work City, NonProfitPRO, Oklahoma, President Barack Obama, Reimagine Learning Fund, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, ADHD, Amplify Blog, CJS, Common Ground, Criminal Justice Reform, Decision Making Processes, El Reno, Fast Company, Fear, Federal Prison, Politico, Prison, Reimagine Learning Network, understood.org, venture philanthropy

"I Dare You!" #ReimagineLearning Boston Convening Kicks Off

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 3, 2015 11:50:01 AM

The Reimagine Learning network is back together in Boston for its seventh convening, which falls at a critical moment in education and learning in America (as we noted in a blog post yesterday).

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Tags: education, learning and attention issues, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog

Take 5: "Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 2, 2015 2:48:33 PM

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Tags: education, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Lego, NYT Upshot, Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, STEM, Amplify Blog, EdSurge, Enrollment Gap, Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, Graduation Gap, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Reimagine Learning Network Comes Together at a Moment of Opportunity

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 2, 2015 10:29:57 AM


Starting tomorrow, the Reimagine Learning Fund network will convene for two days in Boston at a major moment of inflection for the group's mission.

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Tags: learning and attention issues, learning differences, New Teacher Center, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, Amplify Blog, anet, David Flink, Every Child Achieves Act, Eye to Eye, understood.org, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learni, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Take 5: "Opportunity Lost or Gained?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 1, 2015 11:26:50 AM


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Tags: Congress, Greg Toppo, Jails, justice system, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, NPR, Organizations, Pay For Success, Poverty, Prisons, Social Innovation News, TED Blog, The Game Believes In You, Alice Goffman, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, David Flink, Dyslexia, Educational Games, Eye to Eye, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Game-Based Learning, Mia Birdsong, MOOC, TED, TEDWomen 2015, The Huffington Post, The New York Times