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A Superb Article on Endrew F. Closes Bill Crane’s Career as an Advocate for Children with Disabilities

Bill Crane has just posted an excellent article on the website for Mass Advocates for Children (“MAC”), analyzing and commenting on the ramifications of the U.S. 309 more words

News In Special Education


What is FAPE and why is it important in regards to inclusion? According to the website ADA.gov, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is an educational right of children with disabilities in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  477 more words

June 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert summarizes a recent published, federal appellate court decision that is significant for its multiple issue rulings. In M.C. v. Antelope Valley Unified School District… 133 more words

Monthly Legal Update

The Cost of a "Free" and Appropriate Education

Back in 1973, under section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, a new world was formed for students with all types of disabilities. It is specifically defined as, “Under Section 504, FAPE is defined as “the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet individual needs of handicapped persons as well as the needs of non-handicapped persons are met and based on adherence to procedural safeguards outlined in the law.” [ 873 more words

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The Culture of Failure

Diane Ravitch in her book “Reign of Error” defines the source of educational woes to be from two simple sources: segregation and poverty. Simple sources, yes, but each with very complex remedies. 2,491 more words

Testing: The Intentional Humiliation of Public Education

Every year English and Math teachers have weeks of lesson planning, student preparation and education destroyed by the school, the district, the state and the national obsession with testing. 1,854 more words