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AM News: All DeVos Confirmation Hearing, All The Time

Joe Lieberman, on board of ed reform group DeVos funds, will introduce her at tomorrow's hearing huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-lieb… Betsy DeVos supporters fight back after union boss opposes pick | New York Post ow.ly/eLRy3083YWw Betsy...Show More Summary

Highly Qualified Teachers: SDC CASELOAD CALIFORNIA

Laura:  Our district hired a long term sub and gave them a caseload of diploma bound RSP students…They got in trouble in a case hearing because she was not credentialed. Continue Reading ?

Eligibility: ARE ADOPTED CHILDREN ELIGIBLE DUE TO TRAUMA?

Kathy:  Is there a law that mandates adopted children are eligible to receive an IEP or 504 due to trauma?

Aides: ONE TO ONE AIDE CHANGES CONSTANTLY

Abeer:  During the IEP we agreed that my child (CP with mobility problems and speech delay) will have a one to one aide and my child will be mainstreamed. But Continue Reading ?

Class Ratios: ON LEVEL MAINSTREAM CLASSES

Lucy:  What is the percentage of special education students allowed in an on-level, mainstream, class before that classroom becomes “resource?” Are there guidelines?

Placement: HEALTH ENDANGERMENT, MEDICAL PROTOCOL

DH:  My child is in a mild moderate self contained classroom in one of the top school districts in California. She has a medical protocol on file at school that Continue Reading ?

Placement: GIFTED 14 YEAR OLD LEFT WITHOUT PLACEMENT

Fior:  My son was in regular ed until middle school. Due to his behavior at a talented and gifted school the doe made a recommendation to place him at a Continue Reading ?

Sports: SUSPENSION FROM ATHLETICS

Patsy:  Can a 7th grade student be removed from the school’s basketball team because of disruptive (nonviolent) behavior in the classroom? Student has been diagnosed ADHD and oppositional defiant but Continue Reading ?

Confidentiality: CONFIDENTIALITY BREACH VIA EMAIL

Melanie:  Teachers at my school often email about IEP students and modifications needed, especially on new students that are awaiting paperwork to transfer in. A fellow teacher listed names of Continue Reading ?

Behavior: 3RD GRADER SENT OUT OF CLASS ALL DAY WHEN SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Kathleen:  My 3rd grader has an IEP for academic support. Several months ago she experienced a significant trauma and has been struggling behaviorally (crying, calling out in class, attention-seeking behavior). Continue Reading ?

Accommodations on Tests: TEACHER DOES NOT GIVE EXTRA TIME ON TESTS NOTED ON 504 PLAN

Virginia:  My daughter is an 11th grader with ADHD and has been on a 504 plan since middle school. One of her accommodations is to get extra time on tests. Continue Reading ?

Debating Politics

So… the last few days or so has seen me engage with a family acquaintance about President-Elect Trump on a family member’s Facebook wall who had posted anger and frustration with President-Elect Trump. As folks who know me know, I come from a very lefty family. I’m not sure I changed any minds, and I can’t […]

The Part 154 Police

I've written in the past about Part 154, the newly revised regulation that effectively cuts direct English instruction and reduces ESL teachers to support staff for teachers of other subjects. In New York State, learning the English language is subordinate to mastering things on which you can be tested. Show More Summary

Here's how to monitor for disappearing or changing news online

Over the weekend Ed Summers released a tool called diffengine that monitors an RSS feed and then posts captures of any changed text to Twitter. It's meant for monitoring news sites, but could be used for anything that has an...

Sorry, the new Wayback Machine extension for Chrome sucks!

The other day I saw a headline about a new extension for the Chrome browser from the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine. I had initially ignored this, assuming it was the same thing as Wayback Chrome, but upon further inspection, the...

Connect then Engage with @Flipgrid Video #msftedu

Technologies that connect us, engage. One example of this is Flipgrid, a free video discussion board service. With Flipgrid, you can create grids with topics on them and have workshop participants or students respond to the topics with recorded videos. Show More Summary

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