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WILTON -- Ever since a report from the District Management Council came out in 2015, it's been a hot topic every budget season. That's because the report said the district can save about $2 million in special education costs through service and staff reductions. While Assistant Superintendent for Special ...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - Parents of special education students in Rochester City schools were able to meet the new leader of the program Thursday night. The Rochester City School District has been working to address concerns about its special education program after its leader, Theresa Wood, abruptly quit after ...

A consultant hired to audit the Vallejo school district's special education program had a stern message for the school board Wednesday night. "The time of not paying attention no longer can exist," said William Gillaspie with the Roseville-based Educational Strategic Planning. Retained by the board in ...
During my 30 years as a special-education teacher, serving in three different districts, I spent thousands of dollars of my personal income to provide instructional materials for my students. Whenever the district purchased new curriculum, it was always for general-ed classrooms. When I asked if my ...
At a broader level, the school division is bringing in high-profile consultants to review its special education programming. Beginning this month, Anne Holton, the former Virginia Secretary of education, and Adai Tefera, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, will spearhead a review of ...
Lawmakers tasked with crafting the state budget are seeking more detail about why the number of Delaware's special education students is growing so quickly. The state's special education student population has grown by 22 percent over the last five years to about 21,550 students - nearly four times the ...

MACOMB, Mich. (WXYZ) - "They deserve respect. They deserve equal treatment. They deserve to feel safe at school," said Shelley Fraley of students with special needs. Fraley's nine-year-old son Owen has autism and is non-verbal. When he started coming home from school in tears this school year, she ...
In 1966, as the state's director of special education, Groos was responsible for implementing the 1957 special education Law that required education services be provided for children and youths with disabilities. Before then, school districts didn't have to serve children with disabilities. Visually impaired ...
The proposal comes as the Office for civil rights investigates two allegations of misconduct against special education students in Pelham's public schools. Article 3 would authorize the Pelham school Board to convey an easement to Liberty Utilities in order to install an underground gas line under a portion ...
Rochester City school District special education chief Theresa Wood quit abruptly Monday after just two months on the job, saying: "My integrity would not allow me to continue." RCSD hired Wood effective Dec. 1, luring her out of retirement from special education administration in the New York state ...
During the budget workshop, the committee, Superintendent Chris Malone, and Assistant Superintendent Brenda Regan discussed the recent loss of grants, including part of a Title One grant, and their effect on the district. "It was targeted specifically for special education improvement... that's really been ...
GREENWICH -- Greenwich public schools special education costs have skyrocketed this year, and are nearly $1 million over budget, according to district financial reports, due to numerous settlements and tuition for student placements at institutions outside the district. The school district budgeted $22.5 ...
Kenneth Cross has been hired as the director of special education in Trinity Area school District. The Trinity school board approved Cross's hiring at Thursday's board meeting. Cross replaces Dr. Pamela Wolosky, who retired in January. Cross's annual salary will be $106,500. No start date has been set.
As a student who received special education services in Frederick County public schools, Chaz Packan knows what programs that students go through. ... Packan, the newest candidate for the Frederick County Board of education, said that if elected, he aims to advocate for special education programs that ...
Add special education costs to the list of things crippling California school district finances. State and federal funds for students with disabilities aren't keeping up with districts' increased special education costs, leading districts to put increasing amounts of their general fund towards those services. At San ...
Providing these services to him and the 130,000 Washington K-12 students who receive special education is undeniably expensive. It may seem too costly a burden for the state to bear until we consider the far greater costs of not educating students with disabilities in terms of increased school-dropout and ...
JACKSON, MI - Illness is causing the cancellation of all special education classes and programs operated by the Jackson County Intermediate school District on Friday, Feb. 2. This includes the Lyle Torrant and Kit Young centers, as well as the early childhood special education program in Jackson's Frost ...

In retaliation, school administrators and teachers pointed fingers at former Texas legislators for first suggesting a cap on special education to cut costs. Amid the political infighting, parents held both state leaders and school officials accountable for perpetuating a system that kept so many children from ...
In the spring of 2016, TEA pursued a deal with Georgia-based company SPEDx to both analyze how Texas schools serve students with disabilities and help create a long-term special education plan for the state. But critics questioned why such a significant deal was awarded to a relatively unknown ...
Montana shortchanges thousands of students with special needs, whether it's gifted students, special education students with disabilities or students at risk of ... last year that the Legislature's school Funding Interim Commission was concerned, especially about state funding for gifted and special education.
In order to meet increasing demands, the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of three special education paraprofessionals. During Monday's board meeting, Cortney Clover, executive director for special populations, said the student population has increased, driving the need for more ...
Rebecca Adams, a senior staff attorney for the Connecticut Association of Boards of education, said special education costs in general are continuously rising across the state. But she has not noted a statewide trend in the past 15 years of more students needing to be placed out of their home districts.
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 special education laws and ...
At its latest meeting on Jan. 17, San Dieguito Union high school District's special education task force reviewed the results of a student, staff and parent survey on the special education program. The Hanover Research survey's greatest discrepancies came between special education parents and staff's ...
Kunin noted that the district also has experienced an increase in federally mandated out-of-district placements for special education needs that cannot be met by district personnel. Reviewing other numbers, Kunin said the district's overall enrollment dropped by 36 students this year, from 3,031 in 2016-17 ...
Jean Gearhart gives a tearful statement with her husband Troy Gearhart to the panel about her special needs child. U.S. Department of education officials held a meeting in Edinburg on their tour of Texas to hear community members' experiences with special education. Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune.
HELENA - A former capital high school special education teacher is accused of raping of an underage boy. According to a complaint filed in court Tuesday by the Helena police Department, Rene Carter is charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent. In the document, police accuse her of ...
Wednesday letters: special education, rejecting coal, Alley Theatre .... the equivalent of administrator salaries, reduce the student-teacher ratio and provide teachers with paid teachertraining so they can implement reliable and validated interventions or support services for our special education students.
About 50 minutes before midnight, parents pressure the panel of representatives from the U.S. Department of education's Office of special education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to extend a hearing about special education Dec. 15, 2016, in Austin.
Patti Pace-Tracy, director of Davenport Community school District special education, and other members of the staff speak to Davenport School Board .... Facing a rare state audit of the Davenport Community School District's special education program, administrators spent hours Wednesday explaining the ...
I teach in a 100 percent special education school in Springfield. My students have emotional disabilities which often create situations similar to the "chaos" at Bridge Street School described in Thursday's Gazette ("Union alleges chaos at Bridge Street School"). At my school, this "chaotic" environment is part ...
Morath said he was on a mission from God to bring change to the education system in a September 2014 D Magazine article, but a Houston Chronicle investigation in September 2016 reported that Texas school districts had capped the percentage of disabled students receiving special education services ...
Penny Schwinn, the Texas education Agency's deputy commissioner of academics, is a finalist for a job as Massachusetts education commissioner -- a month after a special education contract she spearheaded took a nosedive. According to a release from Massachusetts' state education agency, Schwinn ...
Since August, a six-person special education task force comprised of Aberdeen principals, teachers and administrators has been analyzing each school's approach to special education resources, resulting in a report that breaks needed changes down into 12 pillars, or areas, such as communication, ...
Agency Unable to Implement Digital special education Form. Connecticut's Department of education was unable to follow through a 2015 law authorizing a new, digitized special education form. Jan. 14, 2018, at 9:28 a.m.. Agency Unable to Implement Digital special education Form ...
After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at state legislators who, they argue, first suggested capping special education to keep costs low. The U.S. Department of Education last week released a monitoring ...
Chicago public schools said it would spend millions of dollars to fill dozens of new special education positions, a plan the district announced Friday just over an hour before aldermen were scheduled to publicly grill school officials about spending cuts. The district said $2.6 million will finance 65 new ...
A file review of documents from areas including equity, human resources, special education, board reports, policy manuals, course handbooks, financial documents and more. Interviews with a sample of general education teachers, special education teachers, para-professionals, directors, staff of the ...
police said Gregory Ferrell, 56, was last seen on Dec. 29 and friends are worried about his well-being. Ferrell hasn't used his cellphone or bank cards since he went missing, officials said. Advertisement. Related Content. Missing Baltimore teacher found dead. police said Ferrell is 6 feet 2 inches tall and ...
Amid calls for reform and a state-led public inquiry into its special education practices, Chicago public schools now says it will add dozens of new paraprofessionals to bolster its diverse learning supports at schools across the city. The district on Friday announced it will spend $2.6 million to create and fill ...
Aldermen finally will get their chance Friday to publicly rip Chicago public schools for cuts to special education funding, even if it comes during a less-than-high-profile time slot. The City Council education Committee will hold a 2:30 p.m. hearing on a resolution calling for school district officials to testify ...
CABARRUS County, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Disturbing video obtained by FOX 46 shows a special education reading teacher repeatedly kicking one of her students. "My heart this is my baby," says Sabrina Berry, the mother of the sixth grader, Garrett Harris, 11, seen on the video. Berry says she just ...
By setting an enrollment target for special education, the Texas education Agency violated federal law that ensures a free, appropriate public education to all students with disabilities. That's what the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, after a 15-month investigation. "I think this is a great ...
Administrator says shelter management operations training, held on Thursday at Okkodo high school, is required for public school support staff, especially with 15 Guam DOE facilities designated as emergency shelters during typhoons and other disasters. Shelter management operations training is just ...
WINCHESTER - Late last month, the Winchester school Committee devoted time during their biweekly meeting to discuss the special education budget and analyze where it stands now. In a general overview, the numbers are seemingly consistent with last year, and the committee devoted the time to look ...
I'm going to let you in on a secret: Something is wrong with our special education system in Texas. In April, Atlanta-based SPEDx was awarded a $4.4 million no-bid contract to gain access to students' private individualized education plans and begin data-mining for patterns. Districts were offered money to ...
A former McMinnville school District special education teacher was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for sharing child pornography with others on the Internet. Andres Caputo, 40, shared hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography with unknown people who were seeking it on ...
Ann P. Kaiser, Susan W. Gray professor of education and Human Development in the Department of special education and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, has been selected to receive the Research Award. She is one of the premier scholars in child language intervention internationally. She has ...
Kelly Culbert is one of the new special education teachers in the Maple River school District, working at Maple River West Elementary School in Good Thunder. Culbert grew up in Austin, Minn., where she attended high school, graduating in 2001. Because she enjoyed being outdoors, she grew up ...
The Kansas State Department of education began investigating a complaint regarding special education practices in the district in November, when a special education advocate and parent filed a report through a formal state process for those who believe public agencies are not in compliance with federal ...


 

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