Texas School for the Deaf wins the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl held at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) from February 9 through 12. The Gallaudet University Youth Programs and Gallaudet Unviersity Regional Center - South would like to congratulate 20 teams for participating in the South Regional Academic Bowl competition and to individuals and teams for receiving medals and awards for their achievements.
To find out about all the schools who competed and received awards see the Gallaudet University Announcement.
More than 20 teams from deaf schools across the south met at the North Carolina School for the Deaf on Friday for the Southern Regional Academic Bowl.
Across the nation, approximately 80 deaf schools are competing in four different regional academic bowls that will lead the top four teams from each region to the national competition at Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university for the education of the Deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C.
Deaf school students from Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and other states were in attendance.
To find out more, see the News Herald.
The Dallas Independent School District is making sure it has options for families of students who are hearing impaired.
Oral Education classes are available at Sudie Williams Elementary School. It is a change from traditional sign language-focused programs.
For more information see WFAA News 8.
Jared Kendall knew it wasn’t fair. So, he stayed. The Lubbock ISD sign language interpreter kept helping Nickolas Roman as he continued practicing for the Deaf Olympics even though Roman had already graduated from Coronado High School. I have been with him for four years and have gone the process of working with the coaches and we didn’t think it was fair to leave him cold and dry with out an interpreter he was familiar with,” Kendall said. “We didn’t want him to feel left. He is about to take this whole new world and he has gone through different interpreters before. It wouldn’t be fair to hire someone and have him go through the process right before he heads off to college (Gallaudet University).”
See the full story at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $20 million, five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to lead a center that will have a far-reaching effect: supporting postsecondary education outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing people.
It is one of the largest grants awarded by the Department of Education to support technical assistance and professional development in special education.
See UT News for the complete story.