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I Am IEP

January 11, 2010

An Individualized Education Program, that is. In public schools, every child who receives “special education” and related services must have an IEP. But first, a student must pass snuff based on the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act.) To be labeled/receive services as a “child with disabilities” (never, never a “disabled child’), he must be pigeonholed […]

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Hey! Where’s MY Parent Involvement Award?

January 2, 2010

I’m jealous. Our state department of education is partnering with our cable provider to dole out the Comcast Parent Involvement Matter Awards to parents (and those with legal responsibility for a child) “who have had a positive impact on public schools and to encourage all parents to get involved in whatever ways they can.” And […]

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Teaching Sucks…

December 17, 2009

“Actually, working in the school system sucks,” emailed my dear friend who teaches at a public middle school on the West Coast. She’d gone back to college to get her teaching degree less than ten years ago. So teaching was her second, chosen career. Not a job you just stumble into. She went into it […]

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Declare Your Major!

January 27, 2008

I was reading an article in my county newspaper about the impact of local overcrowded public schools. One frustration expressed was that because there aren’t enough technical high schools, it’s difficult for children (parents) to plan their (kid’s) right career track during middle and elementary schools. So what does that mean? Now you’ve gotta declare […]

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The School Locker Nightmare

January 21, 2008

Do you still have nightmares about not being able to find your school locker and even if you do eventually find it, you can’t remember the lock combination and even if you do eventually remember it, the damn door won’t open? And does the Late Bell just keeps ringing and ringing? Yeah, me too. Before […]

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