Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education As a community we are deeply concerned about the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. IDA urges you to read our press release “DeVos Nomination-Leading Advocate for Children with Reading Differences Speaks Out” and take action in one of the following ways: Click here for more…

Summer Institutes for Teachers

Summer Institutes for Teachers North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Summer Institutes for Teachers

Dyslexia is in the Law

Dyslexia is in the Law… … and President Obama Signs the READ Act On Feb. 18, 2016 President Obama signed the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act . We who work toward helping those who struggle to learn to read because of dyslexia are cheering! Not only because the […]

Allegiance to the Facts

Allegiance to the Facts: Best Approach for Students with Dyslexia January 2016 – By Louisa Moats, Ed.D. In October, I attended and spoke at the annual IDA meeting in Dallas. I was honored to deliver the concluding Plenary Session address and here will summarize some of the main points of […]

Dear Colleague

Dear Colleague… On Oct. 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” offering policy guidance on the use of the terms “dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, in the IEP evaluation process.” Raising Awareness Blog Dear Colleague Letter

Dyslexia Topic Brief

Dyslexia Topic Brief On November 16, 2015, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released a “Dyslexia Topic Brief” in an effort to “provide clarification around dyslexia in the North Carolina public schools”. Memo – Dyslexia Topic Brief Dyslexia Topic Brief Report on Dyslexia

Dyslexia Awareness

Help Spread the Word About Dyslexia Awareness! Attend IDA North Carolina’s awareness events AND bring a friend. Click here to learn more. Join IDA to be part of this dynamic organizations efforts. Click here… for membership! Give the gift of membership to IDA to a teacher for the special teacher […]

Southern Regional Conference Scholarships

Southern Regional Conference Scholarships   Because of the generous gift from Jacob Hammack, NCIDA was able to award three scholarships to help with the costs of attending the recent Southern Regional Conference held at Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN.