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Newsletter Archives - 2001


The Wrightslaw Libraries are divided into four areas with hundreds of articles, cases, Letters to Wrightslaw, and newsletters 

You are in the 2001 Newsletter Archives which includes newsletters and Alerts published in 2001. Download and print them!

January 2, 2001 (V, 4, No.1) New Letter, "Are Children with disabilities required to take state-mandated tests?", New Advocacy Tip, Do you know a child that needs a "Pick-Me Up?", 4th Annual COPAA Conference, and more Special Ed Law resources.

ALERT - January 2, 2001 New Decision in Suit by Special Ed Trachers Against Principal.

January 10, 2001 (V, 4, No.2) New Case: Day Care Center Ordered to Re-Admit Child, Train Staff, Thank You- Help Get the Word Out !, 50% Off? Big Discounts in Advocacy Challange Program, New Links in Special Ed Teachers Suit.

January 29, 2001 (V, 4, No. 3) New Decision from 6th Circuit - IEPs, Draft IEPs, Placement, Pet & Pam Wright ask for your help, How to use an IEP Attachment.

ALERT - February 1, 2001 LD Students Settle Class Action Suit Over "High Stakes Testing".

February 5, 2001 (V, 4, No. 4) Issues in Special Education Litigation (Perspectives, Winter 2001), 4th Annual COPAA Conference: Get the word out!, Wright's Conference Schedule.

ALERT - February 12, 2001 Super Deals From Wrightslaw Thru February 28!

February 15, 2001 (V, 4 No. 5) Wrightslaw Game Plan: How to Resolve an Eligibility Dispute, Anatomy of a Case, Super Deals from Wrightslaw, Speaking Schedule.

February 20, 2001 (V, 4, No. 6) "All of this is new. I'm overwhelmed. Where do we start?", Special Ed Adcocacy Tutorial, Update on Teacher Lawsuit against Principal, Free Shipping & Discounts in February Sale.

February 27, 2001 (V, 4, No. 7) IEP Goals: How Many Goals are Allowed? Can you Help us Write a Vision Statement?, New Decision from 4th Circuit About Notice & Limitations, Ohio District Appeals James case to U.S. Supreme Court, Sale Ends on February 28 - Act Now Save $$, "Issues in Special Education Litigation"

March 5, 2001 (V, 4, No. 8) From Wrightslaw: A Call To Action!, Upddate on Class Action Suit About High Stakes Testing", COPAA Conference - Join Us!

March 19, 2001 (V, 4, No. 9) Tests & Measurements is still #, 1 Tests & Measurements Slide Show, More Resources on Assessment & High Stakes Testing, Wrightslaw Schedule: Yakima, WA;Monterey; Washingotn DC.

ALERT - March 28, 2001 - Best in the Northwest Conference, Yakima, WA March 30-31.

April 16, 2001, (V. 4, No. 10) New Book News!, The New Parent Game Plan, Advocacy Advice: Power, Trust, School Meetings, Wrightslaw Schedule: Monterey, CA; Washington, DC; Columbia, SC

ALERT - April 18, 2001 Join Pete and Pam Wright in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4 and May 5 for two days of training in special education law and advocacy.

April 24, 2001 (V. 4, No. 11) New Decision: Prevailing Party & Attorney's Fees ,Supreme Court Allows Decision in Joe James' Case to Stand, Intensive Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program (May 4 & 5, 2001)

May 9, 2001 (V. 4, No. 12) IEP Articles and Resources, IEPS: Tactics & Strategies, Letter to Wrightslaw: "How Can I Get an Appropriate Program for my Child?", IEPS: Legal Resources, IEPs: Good Books.

ALERT - May 10, 2001 ALERT: Lawsuit filed against CA Over High Stakes Test.

May 18, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 13) What Is Your IEP IQ?, Sneak Preview: New Parent Advocacy Book, Emergency! Crisis! Help!, Join Us on the "From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise.

May 23, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 14) Visit the New IEP Page, How and Why to Tape IEP Meetings by Brice Palmer, How to Prepare for IEP Meetings by Parent Attorney Sonja Kerr, How to Use a Parent IEP Attachment by Judy Bonnell, New IEP Books.

ALERT - June 4, 2001 2001 Special Education Law Seminar June 24-28.

June 6, 2001 (Vol. 4, No.15) Wrightslaw - New Navigation System and New Look ,Find Information by Topic , We Need Your Help,Pete Testifies About Changes to Hearing Officer System in Virginia.

June 14, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 16) New Article: Advocate for Your Child - Getting Started, Federal Judge Allows Lawsuite for Damages in Special Education Case (Hawaii), Mailbag: What Do You Want? How Can I Get Services?

June 21, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 17) Hawaii: Delibrate Indifference Leads To Damages, Background Of Hawaii Damages Cases, New Article About Section 504, ADA & Education Reform, New At Wrightslaw - IEP Quiz, Topics Page.

July 5, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 18) New FAPE pages, Get answers to questions about Wrightslaw: Special Education Law.

ALERT - July 10, 2001 On July 10, 2001, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in Stefan Jaynes v. Newport News Public Schools.

July 25, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 19) One-Stop Shopping, New Resource Directories, New article - "Why not the best?",Heads up! New journal about Special Education Law and Practice

July 30, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 20) New Parent Advocacy page, Strategies for success: Ask the right questions, Assertiveness & Effective Advocacy, Do you have a success story?

ALERT - July 31, 2001 Save $12.95 On Tactics & Strategy Manual

August 7, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 21) My child's IQ scores are falling - What does this mean?, What is the "Matthew Effect?", What can a parent do when the school balks?, New Assessment page - Links to Article, Free Publications, Summer sale ends August 15 - Do you have your E-book?

ALERT - August 14, 2001 On August 13, 2001, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a U. S. District Court decision and ruled in favor of the child and parents in Amanda J. v. Clark County School District and Nevada Dept. of Education.

August 21, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 22) From the Editor, If you are new to Special Ed, Advocacy 101-Get Top articles, New decision about Educational benefit and residential placement (8th Circuit).

September 5, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 23) Child with 504 plans is failing, What can parents do?, Is it legal to send Special Ed kids home early?, Must teachers provide accommodations and modifications in child's IEP?, Wrightslaw Discussion: Section 504, ADA, IDEA, New Section 504 and ADA topics page, IEP IQ Quiz.

September 10, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 24) Download Free Books From Wrightslaw, Free Newsletter From FEAT, Beliefs and Fear Fuel Due Process Hearing, Analysis of Zachary Deal V. Hamilton by Gary Mayerson, Esq., Learn About Autism & Advocacy.

September 18, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 25) From the Front Lines with the American Red Cross, Please Help the American Red Cross, More Free Stuff - Online Newsletters, Getting Help - Resource Directories.

ALERT - September 20, 2001 Tactics & Strategy Manual goes out of print. Sneak preview of new FETA book and website.

ALERT - September 26, 2001 FETA is at the printers and we should receive it within a few weeks.

ALERT - October 1, 2001 - Best School Site, Pre-Publication offer ends October 5, 2001.

ALERT - October 4, 2001 Reminder - Pre-Publication offer ends October 5, 2001, When will FETA hit bookstores?, Search for Best School Site continues.

October 9, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 26) New article about parent advocacy includes "Eight Steps to Better IEP Meetings;" What is your IEP IQ?; President Issues Executive Order about "Excellence in Special Education;" join Pete and Pam Wright in Houston on October 20.

October 11, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 27) Channel Your Anger - Learn & Participate!, New IDEA 2002 Page, From Emotions to Advocacy: Now Shipping.

October 17, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 28) Learn about persuasion and letter-writing; paper trails; new "Letters to the Stranger;" FETA Owner's Manual; help with FetaWeb; Houston conference.

October 24, 2001  (Vol. 4 , No. 29) Mom needs crash course in advocacy; parent access to education records; test protocols and answer sheets; U. S. Supreme Court to hear case about grades.

ALERT - October 29, 2001 Please join Pete and Pam Wright in Colorado Springs and Denver on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 for an intensive program in special education law and advocacy.

November 7, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 30) Advocacy training program in Hawaii; Colorado conference & power of connecting; Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities; progress report on Best School Sites Contest; new issue of The Beacon.

November 13, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 31) New article about taming paper and organizing documents; new "Privacy & Education Records" topics page; update on "sleeper" privacy case before U. S. Supreme Court; four more states have "Yellow Pages."

ALERT - November 19, 2001 Alert: Jury Awards One Million to Fired Special Ed Teacher.

ALERT - November 20, 2001 Inside Story of the One Million Dollar Verdict.

November 29, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 32) Sound Off: Your Reactions to One Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation case; Advocacy Training in Hawaii; Free Pub about Behavior Problems and IEPs; new issue of The Beacon about "Paper Trails," Did You Send Us Personal Information This Week?

December 3, 2001 (Vol. 4, No. 33) This special issue features the winners of the "Best School Site Contest"; new articles and checklists about IEPs on; download free chapter about SMART IEPs.

December 21, 2001 (Vol.4, No.34) Progress report and thank you note; top articles for 2001; special ed year in review; From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise.

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