Parent Observation in the Classroom? Yes!

To paraphrase Jane Austen… it is a truth universally acknowledged that parental involvement supports positive student outcomes. But does ‘parental involvement’ extend to parents coming into the school to observe Continue Reading →

The Root of the Problem? Rock-Bottom Reading Skills!

– by guest blogger Kalman R. Hettleman, former member of the Baltimore school board, former state human resources secretary, and tireless advocate for children with disabilities. “Disabled students aren’t as Continue Reading →

Stand with Us and Say “No” to low expectations for students!

Stand with Us and Say “No” to low expectations for students with disabilities and minority students by Cheryl Poe, Guest Blogger I am an African-American mother of two children in Continue Reading →

Reading is NOT “One Size Fits All”

A reading program needs to be chosen based upon the unique and individual needs of a particular student. One reading program will not work for all students, even if the Continue Reading →

High Expectations: Raising the Bar for Children with Disabilities?

At the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on special educators to take responsibility for the success of their students. Duncan Continue Reading →