Students from the Rockford special education program were recently invited to take part in a sports clinic with the 2018 Rockford High School Winterguard teams. A total of 11 kids participated in the hour-long clinic on Saturday, Jan. 20, at …

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The Rochester City School District Thursday unveiled a sweeping set of proposals that would rearrange the academic careers of future city children and move toward a more equitable distribution of students, both inside the district and among its neighbors. The …

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The Lonedell R-XIV Board of Education participated in a board development workshop facilitated by the Missouri School Boards’ Association Jan. 10. The workshop focused on what school boards need to know about special education. The training discussed the provisions of …

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In its waning days, the Obama administration issued a rule requiring states to take a closer look at whether minority students are overrepresented in special education and whether they are more likely than other special education students to be placed …

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Houston ISD leaders on Thursday criticized state lawmakers and the Texas Education Agency for failing to properly fund public education and, specifically, special education services. In a meeting with the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board, Superintendent Richard Carranza and board President …

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Montana shortchanges thousands of students with special needs, whether it’s gifted students, special education students with disabilities or students at risk of dropping out, lawmakers were told this week. The state is “severely underfunding” education for high-ability kids, Julie Merritt, …

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The U.S. Department of Education recently issued a finding against the Texas school system regarding the denial of special education services. The department’s investigation broadly confirmed the conclusions reached by the Houston Chronicle’s exposé on a covert effort by the …

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Kneeling down till his eyes were level with his student’s, Wayne Bursey held BJ Ramirez’s hands in his. “Just one minute BJ,” Bursey said as he calmed the Moody High School special education student as he received a free haircut …

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It’s easy to feel sorry for special education teachers. Challenging students, prickly parents, crushing paperwork: They all go with the territory, and contribute to a level of attrition among special educators that is said to be much higher than that …

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Once a year, for one special night, Ashley Parthemer and her friends are crowned queens and kings at a dance that is created just for them. The Night to Shine prom started three years ago at the United Methodist Church …

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