Month: December 2018

School leaders to push for changes in state funding

FITCHBURG — Area school officials will convene at a public forum next week to make the case to legislators and Gov. Charlie Baker that the state’s public school funding formula needs to be amended. Leaders of the Fitchburg, Leominster, Ayer

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New report on Texas public schools

HOUSTON (AP) – An analysis of Texas public school data shows that special education students are more likely to receive some of the harshest punishments in the classroom. The Houston Chronicle reports that about 1 in 10 students in Texas

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Brookside School to offer full-day program starting in January

COTTEKILL, N.Y. — The Brookside School has been given approval for funding from the New York State Education Department to expand universal pre-kindergarten full-day services for 3- and 4-year-old students starting in January 2019, the school announced. “This is something that

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Briefs: Matawan woman chosen to work for the Gateway School

Chelsea Leonard, Matawan, has been hired for the Gateway School, Carteret, one of three RKS Association private special education schools approved by the state Department of Education for students with special needs and disabilities. Leonard, one of the seven teachers

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Milestones To Host Talk On Transition To Adulthood For Special Needs Kids In Orange

Milestones Behavioral Services is hosting a free presentation on “Transitioning to Adulthood for Families with Special Needs Children” on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at its Orange campus at 339 Boston Post Rd. The talk is

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Opening up the world of audiobooks to kids with learning disabilities

Rashi Kuhr says that it would always take him a long time to read a book. But Kuhr, a 46-year-old immigrant to Israel from the United States who was born with a learning disability, says that around 15 years ago,

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Consultation on funding for special educational needs in North Somerset

Mainstream schools manage significantly more children with complex needs since the top-up funding (TUF) arrangements were set up in 2013. North Somerset Council is conducting a review to ensure TUF supports children and young people with high-level needs and is

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Special needs day care planned for Gaston

A day and afterschool care program that specifically caters to children with special needs is planned to open in Gaston County in June 2019. Known as Ignited Minds Childcare, the nonprofit would be the county’s first such program specifically serving

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