After noticing a decrease of hard-of-hearing students in their programs, a few San Antonio school districts are considering a consolidation.
During a board meeting on San Antonio's East side on friday, May 18, 2018, emotions ran high as parents made a plea to not drop a program from the San Antonio ISD school helping their deaf children. Read more about the board meeting.
Lee High School (Tyler, Texas) graduate Korbin Casey signs to play basketball for the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Read more about Korbin Casey.
Education Week published an article sharing that the standards for teaching American Sign Language in kindergarten through 12th grade have been released by Gallaudet University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.
RIT's NTID will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. NTID became a catalyst for diversity and inclusion on campus, creating a postsecondary learning environment never before seen in this country. With the emergence of more than 200 majors, research opportunities, doctoral degree readiness programming and a 94 percent career placement rate, the “Grand Experiment” is a grand success. To read more about the history and the upcoming celebration, go to http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/grand-experiment-grand-success-50-years-later.
Linda Lugo is a teacher at Faye Webb Elementary School. She is also deaf. It was at the school where she saw a need for Spanish speakers to learn sign language. So she took action and created a class for Spanish speakers, with relatives that are deaf, to learn the language.
"My students, when class is over, the next day they say 'my parents can sign this,'" Lugo signed. "(It's great) to see their faces glow and light up, their interpreters say the children are happier and their communication is improving."
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