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"I work as a speech therapist for a public school system. We have been told that students may not have Title I reading resource and special ed goals in reading because this is "double-dipping" into federal monies. Is this true?"
Pam Wright: No. No law prohibits children from receiving
services because of "double-dipping." I'll bet this idea
was dreamed up by a bureaucrat (a close relation to Ebenezer Scrooge)
who wants to reduce children's access to educational services (and
Sue Whitney: I agree with Pam.
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No Child Left Behind: What Educators, Principals & Administrators Need to Know. Sue Whitney, co-author of Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind, describes requirements about educating teachers and paraprofessionals, school and school district report cards, and annual testing of math and reading skills. What Educators Need to Know is also available as a printer-friendly version for distribution.
A Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind. Sue Whitney describes new requirements for teachers and paraprofessionals, school and school district report cards, annual testing in math and reading. Learn about new options for parents, including transfers from failing schools and free supplemental services - tutoring, after-school programs and summer school. Printer-friendly version of A Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind to distribute.
4 Great Things About Reading in NCLB. Regardless of their "category" or label, most kids with special educational needs have deficits in reading. No Child Left Behind includes four legal definitions that Pete is using in his cases: reading; essential components of reading instruction; scientifically based reading research, and diagnostic reading assessments.
Sue Whitney is the Research Editor for Wrightslaw and the co-author, with Pam and Pete Wright, of Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind. She writes about creative advocacy strategies in Doing Your Homework which appears in The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter and on Wrightslaw.com.