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a tested family
May 13, 2019
Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him?
Bishop’s struggle, according to Jeffries and specialists who have examined him, is likely the result of permanent brain damage caused by his early exposure to lead.
May 9, 2019
Success Academy released psychologists’ notes about a former student. Now, the family has filed a federal complaint.
The complaint comes in response to a story published Saturday about Jazmiah Vasquez, a seven-year-old student who has not been in school for a year and a half.
May 6, 2019
Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities
“Twice exceptional,” or 2e students have high academic aptitude but struggle with ADHD, mild autism, dyslexia or other learning and behavioral challenges.
May 6, 2019
An Indianapolis teacher uses his own school struggles to help students with special needs
Now a teacher at Damar Charter Academy, Shay Daily's own struggles in school inspired him to help students who face challenges themselves at school.
a better placement
May 4, 2019
7 and out of school since 2017: How Jazmiah slipped through the cracks of NYC’s special ed system
Jazmiah, who is autistic, and struggles with ADHD and behavior issues, has not attended school for nearly a year and a half.
April 23, 2019
Students with special needs get boost in Colorado school finance bill
Colorado school districts will get more money for students with more serious disabilities under a Public School Finance Act that received initial Senate…
Push and pull
April 18, 2019
Colorado School Finance Act advances amid questions about rural funding
A $7.4 billion bill to fund Colorado’s K-12 schools took its first step Thursday with unanimous approval from the Senate Education committee, despite differences on…
April 11, 2019
State Board wants Aurora district to reconsider closing Vega charter school
The state board’s vote to remand the decision back to the Aurora school board was unanimous. The Aurora school board will have 30 days to reconsider.
April 4, 2019
How job-training leadership won a South Side principal a Golden Apple award
For tailoring education to special-needs students at Southside Occupational Academy, Principal Joshua Long won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership.
March 22, 2019
These charter schools could soon turn to IPS for help with special education
The cooperative could launch as soon as next school year, and five innovation schools are interested in participating.
March 18, 2019
Improving special education: Denver task force suggests more screening, less segregation
One recommendation: all Denver schools first offer educational programming to students with disabilities in the regular classroom, instead of in separate programs.
Fixing Special Education
March 11, 2019
The feds have called out New York for a decade on its special education record. That’s news to some policymakers.
For the past decade, the federal government has identified New York as a state that needs help complying with special education laws.
March 8, 2019
A day in the life of Miss Wendy, a ‘foot soldier’ for special education
Thousands of paraprofessionals work directly with Colorado special education students every day. Wendy McSwain is one of them.
February 26, 2019
‘It takes your breath away.’ Advocates shocked by special education problems at embattled virtual schools
State officials outlined a high student-to-teacher ratio, problems with transition IEPs, and an attempt to use special education funds to pay for a trip to Hawaii.
February 25, 2019
New York City Council grills top education department officials on special education
City councillors pressed education department officials Monday on shortcomings in the city’s special education system: thousands of students going without…
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