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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Detroit Public Schools Special Olympics Update

I have just confirmed with a Special Olympics worker that the Detroit Public Schools will retain it's Special Olympics program.

The PDF information below concerns transition services for special needs adults age 20-26 in the State of Michigan and a link to a blog for developmentally disabled persons. Copy and paste links into a search engine to see or download the info:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Detroit Public Schools Board Meeting Tonight

The Detroit Public Schools is having a Board meeting with the new Emergency Manager at the Welcome Center tonight.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Special Ed Legal News: Philadelphia African American families sue re: special ed

8 African American families sue Merion school district for disproportionately placing African American students in special ed classes. See link below

Case 2: Parents sue Merion District for webcam spying on students through laptops:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Common Core Standards: What Special Educators Need Know

In Michigan, the MI Department of Ed has adopted common core standards for K-12 English Language Arts and Math. Due to teachers and parents asking me: "What's going to happen with our special ed students?" I am hoping this link provides an answers from the Council For Exceptional Children: