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WASB Testifies at First Meeting of Study Committee on Publishing Legal Notices

Dan Rossmiller (pictured), WASB Government Relations Director, asked the Legislative Council Study Committee on Publication of Government Documents and Legal Notices that any legislation recommended by this committee ultimately include provisions allowing school districts the option to post certain notices and/or documents on their websites as opposed to paying to publish them in a newspaper if they so choose. 239 more words

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Important Webinar on Advocacy and Self-Advocacy Now Available

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation have made their recent webinar, “Parenting with a Disability: Know your Rights and Take Action” available on YouTube, and it contains important information on what parents of a child with special needs need to know to advocate and self-advocate.



We have all heard the saying, ‘When life gives you lemons…make lemonade’ and we know that it is easier said than done.  We also know that it CAN be done. 592 more words


Tips to developing a great communications strategy

Communication is the heartbeat of any organization, regardless of size. In fact, much can be said (and has been studied) on the effects, both positive and negative, of an organization and their success as tied to their ability to communicate. 578 more words

Disarming Conflict: A book review

Disarming Conflict: Why peace cannot be won on the battlefield. By Ernie Regehr. Between the Lines, 2015.

Reviewed by Jennifer Wiebe, director of the Ottawa Office. 343 more words


Replacing School Libraries with Makers Spaces - a worrisome tale

I want to preface this post with a disclaimer: Though I spent 2 years in charge of a school library in the early days of my career, I make no claim to any special expertise in children’s services or school media centers beyond the general knowledge I have gleaned during my time in the library profession.  1,456 more words

Legislative Intern is State's First with Down Syndrome

Paul Kocher is the first NC legislative intern with Down syndrome, and he was hand-selected by Rep. John Bradford for the prestigious, paid position.

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