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Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents
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Incarcerated Students & Special Ed Law- PartV: Can a Student Be Too Bad for FAPE? #IncarceratatedStudents

OK so when we left our hero (a student on an IEP convicted as an adult and sentenced to an adult prison), a hearing officer held that he was not entitled to FAPE because he was such a serious safety and security risk citing §614(d)(7)(A)& (B), and 34 CFR §300.324(D)}. State Correctional Institution Pine Grove (BF) 113 LRP 32792 (SEA Penna 5/1/2013).

But as is so often the case, the decision was appealed to court. The first court decision allowed additional evidence on appeal of his IEP report and evidence of his interactions with prison staff. Buckley v State Correctional Institution – Pine Grove 62 IDELR 206 (MD Penna 1/6/2014).

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Help kids learn ABA

Sarah M. Teske wrote a delightful book called “Oh No, Henry” that tells a story about how a youngster employs behavioral procedures to teach his new puppy some important life skills. I was fortunate enough to pre-order it and got to read it just a couple of days ago. I’m looking forward to reading it […]
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CEC’s New Policy on Educators with Disabilities

LogoIn support of recruiting and retaining talented educators with disabilities who effectively serve children, youth and their families - including all teacher candidates and teachers in classrooms, schools, and institutions of higher education - the CEC Board of Directors recently approved CEC's Policy on Educators with Disabilities. Personal experience with a disability often places educators with disabilities in a unique position to understand and effectively teach children and youth while being a role model of success. Educators within CEC's membership embody a wide range of disabilities in learning, sensory, physical, and emotional areas, and CEC recognizes with disabil (Read more...)

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Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents
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Schools’ Chiefs Release High-Quality Preschool Guidelines

CCSSO_full_colorsquareThe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have identified five action steps to leverage the value of preschool for their state's public education system in their guidance, The Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education.  Read more here 

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Schools’ Chiefs Release High-Quality Preschool Guidelines

CCSSO_full_colorsquareThe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have identified five action steps to leverage the value of preschool for their state's public education system in their guidance, The Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education.  Read more here 

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Schools’ Chiefs Release High-Quality Preschool Guidelines

CCSSO_full_colorsquareThe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have identified five action steps to leverage the value of preschool for their state's public education system in their guidance, The Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education.  Read more here 

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Compendium of Social-Behavioral Research

6a00d83452098b69e201b7c6e075b6970bThe Institute of Education Sciences (IES)'s National Center for Education Research has released a compendium of social-behavioral research that includes more than 170 instructional interventions (e.g. packaged curricula, intervention frameworks, and instructional approaches) 40 professional development programs, 40 educational technologies, and 25 assessments related to social-behavioral outcomes. The compendium also includes multiple appendices and an index to help readers locate specific types of information, such as specific interventions or research on a specific demographic or service subgroup (e.g., English language learners). 
 
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Compendium of Social-Behavioral Research

6a00d83452098b69e201b7c6e075b6970bThe Institute of Education Sciences (IES)'s National Center for Education Research has released a compendium of social-behavioral research that includes more than 170 instructional interventions (e.g. packaged curricula, intervention frameworks, and instructional approaches) 40 professional development programs, 40 educational technologies, and 25 assessments related to social-behavioral outcomes. The compendium also includes multiple appendices and an index to help readers locate specific types of information, such as specific interventions or research on a specific demographic or service subgroup (e.g., English language learners). 
 
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