Jul
30
2020
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.
Jul
30
2020
BOSTON (AP) — Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans.
Jul
30
2020
Mo. DESE now approves LAUNCH as a virtual school partner for many Missouri school districts this fall. At a link on the DESE website, you can find LAUNCH's short, short list of "modifications" to its virtual school classes.
Jul
29
2020
When the student burst out of the school and bolted through the parking lot, workers followed closely but did not try to grab him. Clutching his teddy bear, the 18-year-old scrambled to the top of a brick pillar at the school gate. He spit in the adults’ faces, yelling that he was going to hurt himself.
Jul
29
2020
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.
Jul
29
2020
On March 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued a fact sheet to states providing informal guidance stemming from its interpretation of federal special education law in light of the special circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Oct
15
2019
Are you able to envision life for your special needs child as an adult? Start thinking about that now, even if your child is still in Pre-K. Special needs chlldren require more life-planning to help them transition to adulthood. While you plan, don't let everyday discouragements discount your child's potential!
Sep
13
2019
Does your special needs child want to take the dog to school? Different states allow different things, but here's a good guide to the differences among service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs.
Jun
26
2019
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.
Jun
10
2019
Ali Stroker plays Ado Annie in Oklahoma! from her wheelchair, wins a Broadway Tony award for featured actress in a musical.