Post Tagged with: "special education"

False Special Ed. Progress Reports Found in Newark, NJ

It’s been reported that employees of the state-run administration of Newark, New Jersey public schools have falsely recorded documentation to assure the city’s special education children received services required by law. Credibility and legitimacy were raised issues about the documents produced. Special needs students in Newark School are merely victims of the state-run operation, as top officials have engaged in […]

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Impact of Public Education on Dyslexics

The United States Department of Education has established a public school system in which students are required to meet standard expectations for graduation. Its purpose is to provide free, quality education for all citizens. The traditional classroom has become more technologically advanced from the one in which our parents learned. However, not everyone can experience success within the system. School […]

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Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Celebration of Learning Differently

Dyslexia is the most common yet most misinterpreted learning disability. The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness about what dyslexia is and what individuals with dyslexia experience. Students with dyslexia are incorrectly stereotyped on a daily basis. Every student should be allowed to be understood and given the chance to be academically successful. Dyslexics face learning difficulties in […]

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Support Newark Principal Standing Up for Special Education Students

Please support a brave Newark Principal who currently needs all our help.  Sharnee Brown is an AFSA and City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 member who is standing up for Special Education students in Newark.   “This year, the projected number of incoming Special Education (SPED) freshmen for Central High School, a comprehensive public high school, […]

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High School Club Unites Special, General Education Students

Park High School of Racine, Wi., has raised the public school bar with their initiative to integrate the worlds of general and special education students. Earlier this year, Park High School introduced the program “Panther Pals,” which brings students from both regular and special education classrooms together for lunch, sports and other fun activities. Panther Pals was created to help […]

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BASAS Recovers Over $250,000 for Members

The Boston Association of School Administrators and Supervisors (AFSA Local 6) and the School Department came to an agreement on Monday May 20th to compensate BASAS members who were financially harmed as a result of the school department’s 2010 reorganization of Special Education services. The settlement, which calls for BPS to pay over $ 260,00o in damages to BASAS members, was […]

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