Author: Jimmy Kilpatrick
Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

SEND experts demand review of high-needs funding rules

New funding rules will create a “perverse incentive” for schools to “over-identify” pupils as having special educational needs and disabilities, a policy expert has warned. Brian Gale (pictured), the director of policy and campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society

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Education funding changes are on the horizon. So are levy ballots.

An overhaul of the state education funding system means Tri-City taxpayers soon should be shelling out less for their local schools. They’ll see a bump in state property taxes this year to help Washington meet its obligation to fully fund

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More attention to mental healthcare, special needs education

As we eagerly await this year’s Union Budget, we can sincerely hope that the issues regarding mental healthcare and special needs education are recognised and addressed in the Government’s developmental plans. Mental healthcare is a much-neglected arena in our country.

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Neighborhood rallies around newly single special needs nurse, mo

PLEASANT GROVE — Plastic hangs in place of walls, the plumbing remains capped off and the floor is bare, and it has been difficult to keep the wintry temperatures outside where they belong. All of that is cosmetic, says homeowner

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Special education caps hurt Texas students

Forum editors Liza Anderson, Janhavi Nemawarkar, and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week’s contributions about Texas Educational Agency’s special education caps. The Daily Texan Forum page is a place for people who are not on the Texan’s staff to weigh in

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Special needs students increase: Seymour Community Schools seeing growth in funds to provide services

The number of students identified with special needs in Seymour Community Schools has grown by 250 students over the past five years. That increase has resulted in nearly $800,000 more in state funding to provide services for students with physical,

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Cut in state funds for special education leaves Andover schools $171,000 short

The purse strings on the Andover Public School district’s budget just got tighter. The purse strings on the Andover Public School district’s budget just got tighter. In fact, school budgets across the state are grappling with a gap in funding

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Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul

At a state hearing Friday on Chicago Public Schools’ troubled special education program, new Schools CEO Janice Jackson said cost was one driver of its controversial overhaul. Jackson also said she has fired all consultants, including those who helped orchestrate

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Special Education Teacher Inspired by Aunt

Special Education teacher, Denise Robertson gained experience in the classroom at a very early age, thanks to her aunt, Angela Boncore, whom she admired for her dedicated work as a teacher in Winthrop Public Schools for 36 years. She had

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Texas Special Education Fix Calls For More Staff, Training

(AP) – Texas has unveiled an initial draft of how it will overhaul special education after federal officials found that the state for years illegally denied services to students with disabilities. The 13-page plan released Thursday would create a professional

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