version of this newsletter from http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/nwltr/2002/nl.0212.htm
Highlights: President Bush has advice for parents in the No Child Left Behind Act; download brochures; Speak Up about IDEA and preschool programs; new free pub about reading and research-based instruction from National Academy of Science; Pete & Pam are coming to Cleveland and Chicago.
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No Child Left Behind Act - What Does the Law Mean to You?
When President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act on January 8, 2002, he offered this advice to parents:
"We know that every child can learn. As parents, you are your children's first teachers and their strongest advocates. You have a critical role to play."
this statute will affect educational policy and decision-making for
many years, we wanted to read it and think about what it may mean for
our children, their parents, and their teachers.
"As parents, you are your children's first and foremost teachers and their strongest advocates. You have a critical role to playboth in the way you raise your children and in the way you work for meaningful and accurate accountability in their schools. This book will show you the way to help change their schools for the better."
Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education said,
Finally - A Chance to be Heard!
year, Congress is scheduled to reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA). As part of the reauthorization process, groups
and committees will study the law and how it is being implemented -
or is not being implemented.
Please visit the IDEA
2002 page for news and updates about this important process.
Americans have argued about the quality of their schools for years for 100 years. Historian Diane Ravich describes this ongoing battle and explains why school reform often fails. She contends that American schools have been damaged by three misconceptions:
belief that schools can solve any social or political problem;
Ravich says that these misconceptions and false beliefs have restricted equality of educational opportunity, encouraged low expectations, and dumbed down schools. She offers practical advice about how we can reform America's schools, arguing that all students can learn and deserve a solid education. This book is an excellent resource for people who are interested in education reform.
For more information about Left Back, go to http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743203267/ref=nosim/thespecialedadvo
New Free Pub
Research Council, Minority
Students in Special and Gifted Education, published by National
Academy Press (2002).
a free copy of Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education
(one page at a time) from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10128.html?onpi_newsdoc01162002.
You can also purchase a bound copy from the NAP.
Pete & Pam in Cleveland & Chicago
Please join Pete and Pam Wright for a full day of advocacy training in Cleveland Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.
February 20: Cleveland, OH. For information, call the Cuyahoga County Bar Association at 216-621-5112 or Special Education Legal Services (SELS) at 216-289-IDEA (216-289-4332). Download and distribute flyer.
if we are scheduled to come to your area, please check our Schedule.
If you are interested in having Pete and Pam Wright speak at an event, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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