Join us for a live chat Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. ET right here with some of the people featured in our reports (participants subject to change):
– LeDerick Horne, who struggled with a vaguely diagnosed “neurological impairment” for much of his education until college. Now, Horne is a poet and motivational speaker. He also sits on the board of Project Eye-to-Eye, a nonprofit that connects students with LD/ADHD to mentors who have been in their shoes.
- Daniel Paris, who dropped out of the tenth grade with a 1.1 GPA, frustrated, unevaluated and undiagnosed. After a rough time with the wrong crowd, Paris began to take one class per semester for three years at four different community colleges. Now, Paris attends the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also shared “Six Tips for Parents of Students with Learning Differences.”
Tricia Lampron, who is the current principal at the Henderson Inclusion Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts, where one-third of the student body is disabled. Also at Henderson, arts is used to educate students in an inclusive setting.
Bill Henderson, who is an advocate for early intervention and started the Henderson Inclusion Elementary School more than 20 years ago. At the time, he was going blind and had to learn braille from scratch, which led him to look into technology as a tool to engage and help students.
- Sheldon Horowitz, who is the director of resources and essential information at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. He clarifies the 5 Misconceptions about Learning Differences.
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American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis.