When Arlington Heights resident Chrissy D’Angelo asked if a recent sock hop at Windsor Elementary School could include a “sensory friendly” 30 minutes for special needs students like her 7-year-old daughter, she said she never imagined her request would be … [Read more...] about PTA spat over Windsor Elementary School sock hop inspires special education advocacy
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A state senator from Franklin County is finding common cause with Richmond in fixing deteriorating school buildings.Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, announced Tuesday that he will create a school facility modernization subcommittee to address concerns about “obsolete” … [Read more...] about Sen. Bill Stanley announces panel to address Virginia’s ‘obsolete’ school buildings
In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, school districts are tasked with developing substantively appropriate Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that will stand up to the court’s heightened scrutiny. The … [Read more...] about Did a Lower Court Throw Schools an IEP Life Raft?
In a case of first impression, the court ruled that, under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), a school district must directly pay a private school for a disabled student's tuition if the parents cannot afford to pay the tuition upfrontOn February 1, 2011, the United … [Read more...] about U.S. District Court: School System Failed to Provide Disabled Student with a ‘Free Appropriate Public Education’ Required by IDEA; Ordered to Directly Pay Student’s Private School Tuition
When he was a high school senior, Justin Layshock created a fake profile of Eric Trosch, his school’s principal, on MySpace.The parody, published in 2005, called Trosch a “steroid freak” who enjoys “chick flicks and porno movies.” It said … [Read more...] about No More Pencils, No More Facebooks