Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:09pm
It boggles my mind that the Obama Administration, without an ounce of public debate or deliberation, without an iota of Congressional authorization or approval, could declare by fiat that public schools nationwide must provide such programs or risk their federal education funding.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 3:08pm
In a complaint filed on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Education, a nonprofit advocacy group says Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 9:01pm
A new study found that students with disabilities who graduate from nonpublic schools in Baltimore are more likely than their public school classmates to be employed, enrolled in a post-secondary school and living independently and are less likely to have been exposed to the juvenile justice system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:07pm
At Whitson Elementary School, Laura Austin’s class of eight first graders sat in two groups of four Friday morning, each student huddled behind a makeshift screen of manila folders, waiting for a spelling test.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 2:34pm
The accidental deaths of two special needs students from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla. this year are shedding light on the need for comprehensive, mandatory emergency preparedness training for paraeducators. In October, 11-year-old Jennifer Caballero, a middle school student with Down syndrome, was found hiding under the bleachers during gym class by a coach, who two weeks earlier had complained to the assistant principal that the exceptional student education (ESE) aides were inattentive. The coach brought her to the aides, and asked them to keep an eye on her.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:59pm
The state education board has granted tentative approval to a plan to establish a charter school in Baton Rouge that would serve students with dyslexia. The proposed school — called Louisiana Key Academy — would serve students afflicted with the condition, which impairs the ability to read.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:56pm
Seven times during the meeting last year, Hillsborough School Board members used the word blackmail.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 2:25pm
To better serve a portion of the district’s special needs student population, Groton (Conn.) Public Schools has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. Through this adoption, students in grades 1-5 receive web-based speech-language therapy services from a highly qualified, certified speech-language pathologist (SLP).