State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


Research links one form of social withdrawal, called “unsociability,” with creativity.

“some people withdraw due to non-fearful preferences for solitude. These individuals enjoy spending time alone, reading, or working on their computers. They are unsociable. Unlike shyness and avoidance, research consistently shows that unsociability is unrelated to negative outcomes. But, Bowker’s study is the first to link it to a positive outcome, creativity.”

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Inclusion matters, even in the STEM field

“Our world is filled with technology and engineering wonders, scientific breakthroughs, and mathematical discoveries. Students with intellectual disabilities need equitable opportunities to pursue their interest in these fields.  Students in the general education population have discovered the potential of their peers with intellectual disabilities.”

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Other news from around the country