special education http://kalw.org en Education Rights of Children with Disabilities. http://kalw.org/post/education-rights-children-disabilities <p>Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.<br><br>Guests:&nbsp; Susan Foley, Special Education Rights attorney,<br>and Kathryn Meola, Deputy County Counsel, San Mateo County.<br><br>Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Chuck Finney 32577 at http://kalw.org Families and teachers fight for individualized special education from public schools http://kalw.org/post/families-and-teachers-fight-individualized-special-education-public-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past two months, </span>KALW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spoken to families making their way through the special education system here in the Bay Area. A similar thread between all the families has surfaced: having advocates helping you navigate the system makes the special education waters a little less rough.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:11:00 +0000 Kristine Stolakis 27974 at http://kalw.org Families and teachers fight for individualized special education from public schools "Flowcabulary" and other lessons from one Oakland special ed. teacher http://kalw.org/post/flowcabulary-and-other-lessons-one-oakland-special-ed-teacher <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Special education is no stranger to California news. This past winter, a special education teacher in Oakland was accused of beating one of her students. The story got a lot of local media attention. But what about the majority of special education teachers not caught up in litigation, working every day to serve the 10 percent of all California students in these programs? What’s a day like like for them?</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 18:49:41 +0000 Kristine Stolakis 27936 at http://kalw.org "Flowcabulary" and other lessons from one Oakland special ed. teacher Putting a price on special education http://kalw.org/post/putting-price-special-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we consider the world of special education, the voices of school administrators – the people who help determine where district dollars go – are extremely valuable. Right now, sequestration threatens to cut millions of dollars in funding for special education. In San Francisco, that means a cut of roughly $3.8 million in federal funds starting this fall. That funding was previously used for child nutrition and early education programs – and it will now need to be found elsewhere in the district’s already tight budget.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 01:34:57 +0000 Kristine Stolakis 27897 at http://kalw.org Putting a price on special education