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1. Your Ideas about The Special Ed Advocate
welcome ideas and suggestions about how we can improve The Special
Ed Advocate. Some people have asked for shorter newsletters that are
published more often. Other people want long newsletters with in-depth
articles and resources.
2. Why I Am an Optimist About IDEA 2004 by Pete Wright
I Am an Optimist about IDEA 2004, Pete Wright describes a fight he
had at age 9, then explains why "I
don't feel gloom and doom about IDEA 2004. I think we can use IDEA 2004
as a powerful tool to improve educational results and outcomes for our
children. Here are some reasons why . . . " Read
3. IDEA 2004 Regs: Q & A
Since the IDEA 2004 regulations will not be published until late 2005
or early 2006, how will the law be implemented?
4. Special Prepub Offer on Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004
IDEA 2004 goes into effect on July 1, 2005. Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 is available as a print book, an e-book - or both.
publication (168 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", perfect bound,
$14.95 plus shipping). Ship date: 2nd week of August.
People who order the E-book & Print Combo ($19.95) between Tuesday, June 28 and Friday, July 15 will receive a "$10 Off Coupon" that may be applied to the purchase of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition. (To be published after the final special education regulations are published in Winter 2005/6)
Learn more about the prepublication offer.
5. IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw
advocates, educators, and attorneys need accurate, reliable information
about IDEA 2004 issues: child find, eligibility, evaluations, reevaluations,
high stakes testing, IEPs, accommodations, alternate assessments, educational
placements, transition, parental rights, and more.
6. Updates: Schaffer v. Weast
v. Weast may be the most significant case decided by the U. S.
Supreme Court since their 1982 decision in Rowley.
7. Wrightslaw Comes to Hawai'i (July 29-31, 2005)
Pete and Pam Wright are coming to Hilo Hawaii in July for two events.
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education laws, especially IDEA 2004; how to measure educational progress
& regression; SMART IEPs; and advocacy tactics & strategies.
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