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A psychologist writes: "I have a question about NCLB. As I read it, all kids need to be on grade level as measured by the statewide assessments. As a psychologist, I don't get it.
are we (educators) supposed to do? It seems as though President
Bush has been visiting Lake Woebegone!"
2. Response to "NCLB Weapons of Public Education Destruction" by Sue Heath
May 29, 2003, EducationNews
featured an Op/Ed article entitled NCLB
Weapons of Public Education Destruction. This article
included inaccuracies about retention, high-stakes testing,
and the No Child Left Behind Act.
3. Are Children with ADD/ADHD Eligible for Special Ed Services Under IDEA?
Many people write to ask whether children with ADD/ADHD are eligible for special education under the IDEA. For many readers, the answer is a clear "Yes." For others, the answer is an equally clear "No!" What do you think?
Are Children with ADD/ADHD Eligible for Special Education Services Under IDEA? discusses eligibility issues, and gives readers a Game Plan that will help them learn more about these thorny issues. Read article
4. Section 504 and Children with ADD/ADHD
Office of Civil Rights published a Memorandum that clarifies the
school's responsibility to evaluate children who may have ADD/ADHD.
This Memorandum includes Questions and Answers about ADD, Section
504 and IDEA, evaluations, more. For example:
you are having problems getting help for your child with ADD/ADHD,
504 and Children with ADD/ADHD at:
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6. Suspensions, Expulsions, and IEPs by Robert Crabtree, Esq.
"My daughter has a language impairment and an IEP. She has been suspended twice for fighting. The vice principal plans to expel her. Can they do that?"
In this article, parent attorney Robert Crabtree answers questions about suspensions, expulsions, IEPs, dangerous weapons, illegal drugs and alternative educational settings.
about functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention
plans, long-term suspensions and expulsions, the child's rights,
and what parents can do to protect these rights. Learn how to
request a behavior assessment, an expedited hearing, and how to
invoke "stay put."
7. The Truth About Wrightslaw Advocacy Training Programs
do people learn at Wrightslaw advocacy training programs? Good
We are now booking programs for 2004. To learn how you can bring Pete & Pam to your community, please read our FAQs about Seminars.
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