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Essential Tips for Student Mental Health This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also be stressful and overwhelming, especially for students who are juggling their academics, assignments, and other responsibilities. We’ll discuss some essential tips for student mental health this holiday season. Whether you’re a student or a parent, these tips can help you navigate this busy and sometimes challenging time of year. Make time for self-care Self-care is essential for student mental health, especially during the holidays. Make sure you prioritize...

Understanding Early Literacy Screening at DCPS

For parents with young readers at home, this informative video by Dr. Helen Behr provides insights into the literacy screening process for kindergarteners and first graders at DCPS. Learn more about what it entails and how it can identify potential reading difficulties for your child. Photo by Stephen Andrews on Unsplash

The Special Education Process at DCPS: A Guide for Parents

What does the Special Education Process from referral to eligibility to IEP development look like at DCPS? Hear from our our Specialized Instructional team about the process to follow to receive specialized instruction supports. Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash

October is Bullying Prevention Month: How We Can Make A Difference

The month of October is recognized worldwide as Bullying Prevention Month. It is a time to acknowledge the impact of bullying and the importance of creating a safe and inclusive community for everyone. Bullying has been a social issue that affects millions of people, particularly students in schools. This cruel behavior can lead to psychological and physical harm, self-harm, and even suicide. As we recognize the month of October as the Bullying Prevention Month, it is essential to educate...

Dyslexia: What You Need to Know this October

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Today, as we approach October, designated as Dyslexia Awareness Month, it's important to gain a deeper understanding of this condition and how it impacts individuals. Through awareness and education, we can work towards a more inclusive society that supports people with dyslexia. In this post, we'll take a closer look at dyslexia and provide practical tips for students, families, and teachers. What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a neurological...
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