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Documentation: HOW TO DOCUMENT SUPPORT RECEIVED IN PRIVATE SCHOOL?

Tania:  My son is in private school and I need to document the support he is getting because we are moving. His last IEP was in kindergarten (now 4 years Continue Reading ?

Another model for support

I was thinking about today’s post, wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that  might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. Show More Summary

Douglas County Libraries Face Closure

The 11-branch Douglas County Library System (DCLS), OR, is facing closure later this spring after a ballot measure to create an independent tax district was defeated in the November 2016 election. Money provided by the tax district would have generated about $4 million a year; enough to meet the library’s funding needs. Show More Summary

Sports Eligibility: PARTICIPATING IN SPORTS

Maria:  My daughter was a cheerleader through middle school, can she be excluded from participating in high school cheer saying that is not qualified for HS cheerleading?

Autism: SCHOOL REFUSED MY SON’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT SCHOOL

Jessica:  My son has ED and autism disabilities. He is in third grade (regular school). We are close to moving him to another school with services he needs and waiting Continue Reading ?

Fordham U and Me

Last night I was honored to be included in a panel at Fordham University discussing mostly the welfare of our students. There was great discussion from both the panelists and the audience. In retrospect, it probably would've been smarter to write about this before it happened so more people would know about it. Show More Summary

AM News: Immigrants In Schools, DeVos At CPAC, IPad Case Resolved, & More

IMMIGRATION ???? Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/16/hec… ???? Schools Try to Thread the Needle Between Soothing Deportation Fears and Overpromising voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati…...Show More Summary

Inside the fight for admissions transparency at UBC

A student newspaper's years-long court battle to reveal UBC's broad-based admissions rubric is over. But whether that system works remains unclear. The post Inside the fight for admissions transparency at UBC appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Curiosity Is the Cat

I’m becoming more curious about curiosity. I’m beginning to think it’s the only “C” that truly matters, and that it’s been badly disrespected in all the conversation around the 4Cs or 7Cs or howevermanyCs that people have been throwing around. Show More Summary

EnglishClub.com articles moved

Thanks to a reader comment, I’ve just noticed that all of my articles on EnglishClub.com have slightly different addresses. I’m going through one by one trying to mend the links, and if you find any please let me know and I’ll … Continue reading ?

2015-2016 Intake Report of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project recently published its 2015-2016 report on the background of self-represented litigants (SRLs) in Canada.This most recent report provides demographic data (age, gender, imcome, etc.) from...Show More Summary

The Power of YET!

Do an internet image search on "growth mindset," and you'll stumble across an astonishing array of pictures that capture the Carol Dweck's ideas about growth mindset. In case you're not familiar with it (yikes, how have you missed the...Show More Summary

Fall from Grace (well sorta) for Milo Yiannopouloss

Topic: Authors Libraries Publishing From Mediaite, news that Simon & Schuster has cancelled publication of Milo Yiannopouloss book (after creating hell for all their other authors). He has also left the right-leaning Breitbart News. Tweet

IEPs: HOW DOES A SCHOOL DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION (IEP HOURS)?

Stephanie:  How does a school determine how much specialized instruction a student needs? Are there laws that guide this process? Who determines how many hours a child will get?

Section 504: TIMELINE FOR SECTION 504 MEETING

Mary:  I requested a 504 meeting with my daughters school the first week of school. it’s already into February and still no 504 meeting has been set. Is there a Continue Reading ?

Evaluations: COPY OF EVALUATION TO PARENTS?

Kate:  Are parents in NY required by law to receive copies of reports such as psycho-educational evaluations five days prior to CSE meetings?

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