Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
Wrightslaw, our goals are to help you gain the information and skills
you need to navigate the confusing world of special education.
is out - the long, dark wait; bill to gut No Child Left Behind introduced
in House; 4 important definitions of reading in NCLB; join Pete
and Pam for advocacy training programs in NC, MS, NY; new issue
of The Beacon; glossaries of special ed and assessment terms.
1. Power Is Out - Our Long, Dark Wait
monitored Hurricane Isabel for two weeks before she made landfall
on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We knew we were at risk
from flooding, storm surge, downed trees, blocked roads, and power
2. Bill to Gut NCLB Introduced in the House of Representatives
September 9, 2003, four members of the House of Representatives
introduced H. R. 3049, a bill to gut the No Child Left Behind
Our new book, Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind, will be published in Fall 2003. Subscribers will receive an email alert about a special pre-publication offer when the book goes off to the printer.
more about Wrightslaw:
No Child Left Behind - and check out that cover!
3. 4 Great Definitions About Reading in the No Child Left Behind Act
of their "category" or label, most kids with disabilities
have significant deficits in reading.
No Child Left Behind includes four important legal definitions:
Pete is using these definitions successfully in cases.
4. Join Pete and Pam for an Advocacy Training Program
"Your boot camp was the most useful CLE I've ever attended. CLEs are notoriously boring and unpleasant. Your program was neither and I learned a lot, even as an experienced practitioner in the field." - Rob Mead, KU Wheat Law Library
Wrightslaw training programs focus on four areas: special education laws, rights & responsibilities; how to use the bell curve to measure progress & regression; SMART IEPs; and tactics & strategies for effective advocacy.
attended your Boot Camp with two coworkers. We learned SO MUCH
in those two days! Your books could not be more helpful to anyone
who works with special education students." - Christie
5. Coming Soon! New Issue Of The Beacon
Beacon: The Journal of Special Education Law and Practice
is a multi-disciplinary electronic journal of special education
law and practice published by Harbor
House Law Press.
The Beacon publishes articles and essays for attorneys, advocates and others who are interested in special education law and practice. Each issue focuses on a theme and includes practical and theoretical articles.
The theme of next issue of The Beacon is "Reexamining Rowley, Educational Benefit & FAPE" Previous issues dealt with mediation and negotiation, documents, and expert witnesses. You can read these issues in the Beacon Archives.
6. Do You Need a Good Glossary?
Do you teach a class about special education or special ed law? Are you looking for definitions of legal and special Ed terms?
Get our Glossary of Special Ed & Legal Terms. In html
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