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Should we fight for a one-on-one assistant for our son? The school district granted one two hours a day for his first month of kinder, but at an IEP last week, reduced those services to consultation two hours a month. My wife and I have been fighting this since February, arguing that [...]
I was waiting for my son’s transition IEP (Individual Education Program) meeting in the office of his new school (he will be leaving a pre-school special ed program next week and entering a general ed kindergarten class in August) when I saw hanging from the wall the Norman Rockwell illustration of a [...]
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, reminded Mr. Duncan of that visit in asking about his school-turnaround strategies, given that the Hooper Bay school has been on the federal list of failing schools for years, she said.
Three of the administration’s four strategies would involve [...]
Students with disabilities and students without disabilities must be placed in the same setting, to the maximum extent appropriate to the education needs of the students with disabilities.
So states the Department of Education’s definition of FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education). With charters sucking up so much [...]
Please everyone go out and buy Diane Ravitch’s new book and read the chapter entitled “The Billionaire Boys’ Club” if you want to know who’s driving national education policy. Hint: it isn’t Obama or Duncan. Below comes from her piece in the Huffington Post. And watch for her blog
“States would measure school performance on the basis of progress in getting all students, including groups of students who are members of minority groups, low-income, English learners, and students with disabilities, on track to college- and career-readiness, as well as closing achievement gaps and improving graduation rates for high schools,” the secretary said.
What Secretary [...]
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