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Eligibility: IEP EVALUATION DENIAL DUE TO GOOD GRADES

Tina:  According to IDEA regulation 300.101(c), the school must provide special education to a child with a disability “even though the child has not failed or been retained in a Continue Reading ?

Quotes: Bedbugs & Distressed Teachers In Detroit

Just imagine being at a school where you sit down, get your education, you get back up, go home, next thing you know you brought bedbugs from school to your home... Just imagine being at a school where your teachers are all sick and tired, and they’re acting like they’re not able to teach because they’re not getting paid for what they do. Show More Summary

TV: "Transparent" Producers Were Bullied In High School

Transparent is back -- horrifying and human as ever. And with it, discussion of the lives of trans people in America. “It was only when I started working at the high school that I saw she took a lot of crap,” said one parent. "As the...Show More Summary

Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane

For a thousand tax-deductible dollars, you can 1) buy a journal page to help NPE continue its semi-commitment to sometimes challenge corporate education reforms that it, otherwise, supports, and 2) create an archival testament to honor Diane Ravitch's desire to remain historically noteworthy. Show More Summary

What Can You Read if you're Incarcerated in a Texas Prison?

Topic: Prison Libraries If you're one of the more than 140,000 people doing time in a Texas state prison, you're not allowed to read books by Bob Dole, Harriet Beecher Stowe or Sojourner Truth. But you're more than welcome to dig into...Show More Summary

Windows on Boston | New Landmark Libraries 2016

The transformation is evident even before visitors enter. Moving down Boylston Street from Copley Square, past the side of the historic McKim Building, the façade of the Boston Public Library (BPL) no longer resembles a bunker. The massive granite slabs that once obscured the entrance are now embedded in the pavement. Show More Summary

Reflecting practice

Someone opined on yesterday’s post that it’s hard to find time for reflection, and I agree it’s hard. You need to find ways to make it systematic, as it’s hard to make persistent change. So I responded with three personal suggestions,...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Bringing Back The Arts In Boston

DC schools may teach everyone how to ride a bike, but Boston schools are aiming to provide weekly arts education to all middle and elementary Boston public school students. Via the PBS NewsHour.

AM News: Implicit Bias & Preschool Teachers

Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers - WashPost washingtonpost.com/news/education… Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem nzzl.us/HrongSg via @npr_ed Yes, Preschool Teachers Really Do Treat Black...Show More Summary

Thank You Reclaim Hosting

I had a bit of a scare on Sunday. I got an email from Bluehost that my server had been infected and deactivated and if I did not clean it up it would be deleted in 15 days. A little technical background. I know very little about web hosting, servers, coding et al. Show More Summary

Playing with Words – Google Sheets to jQuery Drag/Drop

flickr photo shared by Internet Archive Book Images with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) This is a modification of the old refrigerator poetry concept based on a request from some of our World Languages professors but it’ll likely have some broader applicability. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-09-18

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are F | Vanity Fair, Look, we’re in the Internet business. We know we’re going to get hacked. We have to assume, always, that our network is already owned. It is important to go slowly and stay calm. Show More Summary

Who's Behind the K-12 Online Learning Bonanza?

The International Association for Online Learning (iNACOL) is meeting in San Antonio in late October for a big symposium to advance all sorts of competency based personalized outcomes based blended online digital bullshit notions that have re-charged the dying batteries of the corporate education reformers. Show More Summary

IDEA: DO SPECIAL ED LAWS APPLY TO A CHURCH DISABILITY PROGRAM?

Wendy:  I was the volunteer director of a church special needs ministry. I have left that church to help other churches…and since I left they are doing some things differently Continue Reading ?

TV: Always Good When Shows Open With A Classroom Scene

The pilot for Issa Rae's #Insecure (fall's best new comedy) is streaming early on HBO NOW, HBO GO & HBO On Demand https://t.co/v7Gj4G8Zds pic.twitter.com/CoWUkS6o4l — Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 23, 2016 The new HBO series...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Question 2: Down By 7 Or Up By 11?

Question 2 is the Massachusetts ballot initiative that will decide whether the state can add 12 charter schools a year. Anecdotal evidence suggests it will be close. Polling suggests there is something screwy with the polling. A poll conducted September 7-10 by WBUR in Boston has the No side ahead 48%-41%. It shows the measure losing […]

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