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IEP meeting surprise for parent

I recently attended an IEP meeting where two atypical events happened.

First, the parent was asked an open-ended question:  what do you want for your child in the long-term?  327 more words

Special Education Missouri

Shawnee Mission School District: Autism students to be "reassigned"

SMSD sent letters to parents in the Crosstrails program at Broadmoor that their child will be reassigned to neighborhood schools and provided a para. https://wp.me/pl5tP-oC  150 more words

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IEP meeting deception in Missouri schools

Parents go to IEP meetings trusting the public school staff to do right by their child. However, school districts often operate on the premise of providing services to a child that fits what already exists at the district, and disregard the unique needs’ of the child that the IDEA indicates a child with special needs’ is entitled. 374 more words

Special Education Missouri

Child advocate for student rights in IEP meetings in Missouri

The special ed law (IDEA) regulations allows for a parent to take to IEP meetings whomever the parent may invite.

Some parents take family members, some parents take case managers from other agencies.  370 more words

Special Education Missouri

IEP forms in Missouri: child advocate sees districts' vary

Some districts in Missouri use their “own” forms for IEPs.  Districts are allowed to use their own forms as along as the form is in “compliance” with state regulations. 225 more words

Special Education Missouri

Geoffrey Canada To Step Down From Harlem Children’s Zone

After 24 years as the chief executive officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), Geoffrey Canada is stepping down.

An educator, social activist and charter school advocate, Canada, 62, has been known for his work on education reform and his work serving children and families in the Harlem section of New York City. 118 more words