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. In
this issue, we look at reading and No Child Left Behind.
Highlights: Reading by grade 3; research-based reading instruction; pre-pub offer on Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind includes free shipping on all Wrightslaw books; new Yellow Pages for Kids; last Wrightslaw training programs in 2003.
The Special Ed Advocate newsletter is free - please forward this issue or the subscription link to your friends and colleagues so they can learn about special education law and advocacy too. We appreciate your help!
1. NCLB: Reading by Grade 3
Regardless of the child's disability, most kids kids who receive special education have deficits in reading. In many cases, special education does not remediate children's reading skills.
The U. S. Department of Education published these findings in the Nations Report Card:
two-thirds of students are not proficient readers when they graduate
from high school, No Child Left Behind focuses on teaching children
No Child Left Behind, you learn that one purpose of the
law is "to ensure that every student can read at grade
level or above . . . [by] the end of grade 3."
2. Research-Based Reading Instruction: Providers and Training by Sue Heath
No Child Left Behind has focused attention on research-based reading instruction.
Are there experts in this field?
Is there an organization that can answer questions that educators,
school board members, and parents have about effective instruction?
3. Pre-Publication Offer on Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind Ends Soon!
Easy to read, incredibly informative a must read for all parents in America. Dr, Elaine Holden, The Reading Foundation
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind with the Wrightslaw
NCLB CD-ROM, you will receive the Wrightslaw
Special Education Law CD-ROM with your order. (Value:
Order in the Wrightslaw store; http://www.wrightslaw.com/store/index.html
Toll-free fax and mail orders: http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/orderform.htm
ends Tuesday, November 18!
4. Need Help? Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids
We built the Yellow
Pages for Kids site so so you can find information and
help in one place.
When you visit your state Yellow Pages, you will find many different resources - government programs, grassroots organizations, and support groups. You will also find evaluators, therapists, tutors, special Ed schools, and parent support groups.
To get the word out about the state
Yellow Pages for
Kids , Debra
Pratt designed flyers
for each state.
We need your help!
Ask your school, public library, day care center, and support group to post your state flyers on their bulletin boards and websites.
Ask your PTA or SEPTA to distribute the flyer. State Yellow Pages Flyers are great to distribute at conferences, seminars, training programs, and workshops.
Forward flyers to your friends and family members who live in other states.
flyers from this page: http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/state.flyers.htm
5. Last Wrightslaw Programs in 2003 - VA, NY, OK!
a marvelous conference! I often leave sped presentations angry
and/or guilty because of all the things that have been done or
not done. This time I left encouraged, inspired and armed!"
programs focus on four areas; special education law, rights and
responsibilities; tests and measurements to measure progress &
regression; SMART IEPs; and an introduction to tactics & strategies
for effective advocacy. All programs
have been approved for CLEs.
Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC: November 12, 2003
This program will be held at the Prince William County Government Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. For information about this program, including hotels, directions, and things to do, please visit the Virginia conference page at http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/03.11.va.htm
Approved for 6 CLE credits.
Please call (800) 649-8481 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse, New York: November 15, 2003
This program will be held at the Corey Union Building at SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY. For more information about the New York program, including hotels, directions, and things to do, please visit the New York conference page at http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/03.11.ny.htm
for 6.5 CLE credits.
Central Oklahoma: December 6, 2003 (FREE for OK Parents and Caregivers)
This Wrightslaw program will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma Wellness Center in Edmond, Oklahoma on Saturday, December 6, 2003. For more information, please visit the Oklahoma conference page - http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/03.12.ok.htm
for 7 CLE credits.
Wrightslaw Legal & Advocacy Training Programs
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6. Subscription & Contact Info
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