special education

12:08pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Your Legal Rights 7pm 09.04.13

Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.

Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.

Guests:  Susan Foley, Special Education Rights attorney,
and Kathryn Meola, Deputy County Counsel, San Mateo County.

Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.
 

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12:11pm

Thu May 30, 2013
Education

Families and teachers fight for individualized special education from public schools

Bell tower at San Francisco's Mission High School
Under CC license from Flickr user maltman23

For the past two months, KALW 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.

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11:49am

Wed May 29, 2013
Education

"Flowcabulary" and other lessons from one Oakland special ed. teacher

Stevie Evans with her students

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?

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6:34pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Education

Putting a price on special education

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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.

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