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How Do You Keep Your Towel Fresh

“A towel, says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth…you can sleep under it beneath the stars…wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat…wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes…you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

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The Right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education?

‘We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.’

-Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country 

Ben is now a public school refugee. 637 more words

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Group advocates for special needs students in Millburn, across N.J.

Group advocates for special needs students in Millburn, across N.J.

BY: Matthew Kadosh

State Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey speaks to a group of about 75 gathered for a meeting of New Jersey Parents and Teachers for an Appropriate Public Education on Jan. 163 more words

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As students opt out of state tests, authorities threaten to withhold funds

As students opt out of state tests, authorities threaten to withhold funds

By Hannan Adely

The U.S. Department of Education, which has warned that it could cut, withhold or redirect federal funds where large numbers of students refuse to take standardized tests, has outlined steps to do just that in a letter sent to states this week. read more….

Special Education

How the new Framework vision aligns with NYC CEP (comprehensive educational plan), and how it excludes Parent Engagement and Students with Special Needs.

If you look at your NYC schools’ Portal page  by typing the name and then portal page

http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/22/K139/default.htm

Looking at the statistics and Budget tab to the left and click, Then scroll to the following on that page ( lots of other helpful info on this page so feel free to explore and learn more about your students school). 166 more words

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IDEA at 40 – Progress and Challenges

Forty years ago this week, November 29, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; today, we know this landmark as the… 251 more words

Advocacy #22: Inclusion Part 2

Students in the United States are guaranteed, by law, access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

Here’s a handy infographic that describes the definition of FAPE: 557 more words

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