Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Parents who have Limited English Proficiency

Providing information in the parent’s language usually falls under the category of “Parent Participation.” Links to Policy Documents 1.  Ensuring English Learner Students Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Continue Reading →

Paper Trails: Your Word Against Theirs – Not a Good Position!

A parent writes, The IEP has been ongoing for a year now. There have been endless problems:  – IEP is still unsigned – procedural errors by the team – no Continue Reading →

Can School Attorneys Legally Attend IEP Team Meetings?

Pete and Pam Wright were adjunct professors at William & Mary Law School where they co-taught a Special Education Law class and consulted with the PELE  Special Education Advocacy Clinic. Continue Reading →

Call in Your Comment – Education News Parents Can Use

Education News Parents Can Use Broadcast Tuesday night, September 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, will feature Secretary Duncan in a special town hall meeting, subtitled “America Goes Back to School.” Call Continue Reading →

Can Parents Observe Children’s Classrooms & Placements?

Do I have a right to observe the class before agreeing (or not agreeing) to a placement for my child? The special ed director said I cannot observe the class Continue Reading →