Is It Time to Throw in All the Towels and Homeschool?

Many people are being pressured by school districts to decide, sometimes for the entire future school year, whether they want their children at school full time, or at home with remote instruction full time, or any variety of middle compromises during our time of horrifying pandemic. That puts a immense pressure on families to assume a lot of risk of unknown outcomes, and particularly, huge risk of educational and health loss on children, themselves. If children are our most precious, then let’s think long and hard. If you discover you made the wrong decision, there may be ways to back it out, but that, too, costs time. It may require professional assistance, as well, lest the problem only compound.
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Is your state included? Why not?

Tennessee will provide grants to parents to pay for tutoring for young children. Rhode Island will expand its online courses for elementary and high school students. New York will train nearly 200,000 teachers on conducting remote instruction.That’s how some of the 11 winning states plan to use their portion of $180 million in federal education department grants.
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What does your school do when a child exhibits deregulated behavior?

This week a group of eight elementary teachers from around the Portland area told harrowing stories of commonplace violence and outbursts to KGW’s Cristin Severance. The frequency of the outbursts has left teachers wondering if they can provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.
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Transition Planning

Are you the parent of a teenager with an IEP or Section 504 plan? Are you working on the transition plan yet? It's never too soon to start researching opportunities and plans for the Transition Plan.
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