Dear District Administrator,
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Achievement Today, which focuses on trends in special education and at-risk student management. As president and CEO of Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc., I'm proud to bring you this publication because at Spectrum K12 we believe that all students should be provided the opportunities to reach their highest potential.
Spectrum K12 works collaboratively with districts of all sizes to deliver software and professional development solutions for managing special education and at-risk student programs. Our goal is to provide products and services that lift the administrative burden from education professionals so they can focus on the most important part of their work: educating children and improving student achievement.
This edition of Achievement Today offers a wide range of information that district Administrators need to know about special education. For a high-level overview, be sure to read the interview on Page 3 with Christy Chambers, one of the leading experts in the field of special education. And if you're concerned about the growth of special education litigation, don't miss the interview on Page 4 with Julie Weatherly, one of the nation's leading attorneys in the field. Elsewhere in this publication you'll see informative case studies about how school districts have met challenges in managing their special education programs.
Bringing you this publication reflects our commitment to keeping K-12 leadership teams up-to-date about trends in special education and other at-risk student populations-trends that are impacting every school district, every day. I hope you find it informative.
Jim Marshall, President & CEO, Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc.