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

Special Education funding big challenge for schools

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will swear in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members Mindy Bejarano, Neil Manzenberger and Eric Marcus. For Marcus, it will be his second term on the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board,

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‘Massive pressure’: special needs classes clustered in Sydney’s west

Special needs classes in public schools are heavily concentrated in the most disadvantaged parts of Sydney, with 92 in the Blacktown local government area alone but none in Hunters Hill, Lane Cove or Mosman. In the Liverpool and Campbelltown council

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Federal judge rejects L.A. school district’s bid to stop teachers from striking

With the clock ticking on a strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, a federal judge rejected a bid by Superintendent Austin Beutner’s administration to limit or stop the labor action from happening as scheduled this Thursday.

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Are inclusive classrooms failing students?

Lisa Kahn developed a daily routine this fall. She’d eat breakfast, feed her family and get her two children ready for school – Grayson, a seven-year-old boy with strawberry blond hair and blue eyes, and his older sister, Avery. After

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Dyslexia ToolKit – Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed the “Kindergarten to Grade 3 Dyslexia Toolkit” in response to The Ready to Read Act (House Bill 187, 2018). The toolkit provides educators and families with a resource to help meet the

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Kentucky teacher accused of giving 14 minors alcohol and marijuana at New Year’s party

Officials have announced that a woman in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been taken into custody after she was caught giving marijuana and alcohol to minors at a New Year’s party. The woman is said to be a teacher with the

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Mom couldn’t find inclusive preschool for her child with special needs, so she opened one in El Paso

Mom couldn’t find inclusive preschool for her child with special needs, so she opened one in El Paso By Samantha Pasillas – EL PASO – After her daughter was born five years ago with Down syndrome, local educator Kerry McKee began

Special Education in Cuba Expresses a Humanist Vocation

The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, affirmed on Friday that the special education in the Caribbean island is one more proof of the humanistic vocation of the work of the Revolution. ‘Special schools and special education are an expression of

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Please ensure ‘special needs’ education does not destroy children’s lives

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching’s stand on the ministry’s “zero reject policy”, i.e. that no special needs child should be left out of mainstream schooling is a move in the right direction. However, it needs to be pointed out

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‘A long time coming’; SMEC prepares for $4.1 million education center project to offer more vital special ed programs next year

Students from seven school districts will soon have more of their needs met by being closer to home. The Southern Minnesota Education Consortium (SMEC) released details surrounding the future $4.1 million education center project that would help continue to address

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