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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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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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Bills on special ed, abortion, guns and energy up for consideration ahead of SD legislative session

PIERRE, S.D. — Legislators will be returning to Pierre in just a few short days and it looks like they’ve already got a full plate of bills to consider over the next few weeks in session. They’ll take their oaths

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Embracing families key to maximizing benefits for special ed students

Maintaining an open line of communication between teachers and parents is important for any student. But it’s even more crucial for special education students, who may require individualized needs and learning plans. Oftentimes, a student’s parents know their child best and

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