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Murder Most Traditional | 2015 Agatha Christie Award Nominees

Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie's work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). Show More Summary

Transfers: CAN PRINCIPAL TRANSFER A CHILD?

Clare: Can a principal of the school give a child a transfer if the child doesn’t want to be in the sports at school? does he have the right to do that?

Section 504: SCHOOL SAYS “NO” TO REQUEST FOR 504 ACCOMMODATIONS

Jana: My 16 yr old grandson has been diagnosed ADHD and is on medication. I have requested to his school that he be placed in the 504 Accommodations Program. He is failing at least 2 of his classes. The school representative I spokeShow More Summary

Advocacy: HOW CAN I BECOME A STUDENT ADVOCATE?

Kelly: Hello, I really want to become a student advocate but I am not sure what my first steps should be. Can you please give me some direction? Thank you, Kelly.

IEP Meeting: WHAT TO DO IF PARENTS DO NOT COME?

Lisa: In my district when a parent does not come to an IEP meeting, it is common practice to have all members sign as participants and then “document” this attempt as IEP part 1. When asked about this process I was told “well it stops the 60 day timeline”. Show More Summary

Job Opening: Captain of a Sinking Ship

Looks like NEA is preparing to return the Alabama Education Association to its own devices. Here’s a job posting for the position of executive director. I’m guessing the most important qualification is: “Has a record of long term financial planning, managing finances and resources, and providing accurate information and guidance to governing boards. Has a record […]

Quotes: White America's "Broken Heart"

The current urgency about inequality as an issue is really about how some white Americans are coming to live an experience that many minorities in this country have long lived — structural inequity has leapt the racial barrier — and that the legacy to which they fully assumed they were heirs is increasingly beyond their grasp. Show More Summary

#TCEA16 - Get @Liner App for Quick Highlighting on Your iPhone or via #Chrome browser

Listen to Miguel Welcome! Bienvenidos! This is the page of TCEA Radio Contributor, Miguel Guhlin. Connect via Twitter @mguhlin or Voxer @mguhlin. Below, please find my latest contribution to TCEA2016 Radio ! Find out more about TCEAShow More Summary

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA): REQUESTING FBA FOR CHILD WHO DOESN’T HAVE IEP?

Sheila:  Hi. Does a parent have any recourse to ensure that a district complies with a request for an FBA if the child doesn’t yet have an IEP? Child currently has a 504 plan due to learning and attention issues secondary to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and parents are pursuing a private evaluation. Show More Summary

Speech: NO TRANSPORTATION FOR ITINERANT SPEECH SERVICES?

Nicole:  My 4 year old son was receiving “push in” itinerant speech services at his private preschool in our old school district (which was located in a different district). We recently moved into a new school district half way through the year. Show More Summary

Bullying: GRANDDAUGHTER ACCUSED OF BULLYING BUT SHE IS THE TARGET

stace:  My granddaughter was accused of bullying, but she is the one being targeted. She has been found to “meet the threshold” of bullying a classmate. Both are 10 years old. Both girls. My granddaughter’s actions are 1.answering a question honestly when asked by the “target” and 2. Show More Summary

Age of Majority: REACHING AGE 18, WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE?

Chiniqua:  When a child reaches age 18, what needs to be in place to talk with professionals? Where can I get Information on/about when a child reaches the age of 18 such as handling affairs or remaining guardianship?

Section 504: DOES A 504 PLAN EXPIRE?

Gina:  My son was attending a charter school that dealt with many ADHD children. The school told us and they thought he should have a 504 plan to protect him against discrimination to help him excel in school. I asked them If it was like a IEP.  They told me it is, but it isn’t. Show More Summary

One Week In

The first week of school has just finished, and at my site that has meant some new staff, a number of new students and a heady mix of excitement and trepidation. I spent some time this morning with my new principal trying to describe the scope of and the idiosyncrasies of my role at WGS. […]

Morning Videos: Chicago Teachers Rally, Duncan Reflects, & OK UPK

Fresh off the heels of news that the public supports them more than City Hall, Chicago teachers rallied downtown. From WTTW Chicago Public Television. See also WGN TV interview of former EdSec Arne Duncan interviewed about Chicago, unfinished business, and what he might do next. Or, watch this PBS NewsHour segment on the Oklahoma universal preschool program.

AM News: Computer Testing Discrepancies Raise Common Core Questions

PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers EdWeek: Hard numbers from across the consortium are not yet available. But the advantage for paper-and-pencil test-takers appears in some cases to be substantial, based on independent...Show More Summary

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