Report: Schools, Teacher Ed Programs Ignore How Kids Really Learn

“If we do not integrate what we know about how children grow and learn, we run the risk of losing another generation of learners. …a growing amount of developmental research Continue Reading →

School Police: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Bringing police into public schools is a trend that exploded in the 1990s, after high-profile school shooting incidents at Columbine and Jonesboro. When a reader asked a question about school Continue Reading →

“I Urge You to Ensure That Every Student in Every School is Safe and Protected”

In a July 31 letter, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described his reaction to testimony before Congress on the use of restraints and seclusion in public schools. He advised school Continue Reading →

When Evaluation Shows a Disability, School Says Child is “Lazy”

We receive many questions about violations of IDEA. The children’s names and dates of birth change but their stories are similar. The child shows clear signs of a disability. The Continue Reading →

Strategies – When the Juvenile Justice System Operates on “Blind Trust”

What can a juvenile do if a juvenile court judge operates on “blind trust” with regard to the school system? Doesn’t the court have to be told the student has Continue Reading →

Handcuffs? Bruises? Disability Rights Files Suit Against Wake County Schools

On Thursday, September 18, Pete and Pam presented a special education law and advocacy training program in Chapel Hill, NC. After checking in, we picked up an email from an Continue Reading →