Choice for All Must Include Special-Needs Students

Teacher helps student Melanie Stetson Freeman—The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

It seems like schools are always strapped for resources. They’re being asked to do more with less. The result: We get a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching that actually doesn’t fit most students at all, especially not the ones I work with. As a special education attorney, I help families, educators, and the students they represent […]

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Opting Out Of Third-Grade Test Is Bad, Passing Third Graders Who Can’t Read Is Worse

by Lane Wright, editor at Education Post, a nonprofit fostering better conversation for better education. If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on in the case of the Opt-Out moms versus the state of Florida, it’s that Michelle Rhea’s daughter can read just fine. Last year, Florida education officials said she needed to be […]

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Faces of Education

  College degrees and spelling bees, Drop-outs and valedictorians, Black lives matter and my life matters, Belly-full and staving, Street smart and book smart. Students   Natives and immigrants, Renters and owners, Nannies and bus-takers, Single shift and double, White-collar, blue-collar…brown-collar. Parents   Rigorous and rote, Choreographed and cerebral, Classrooms and districts, Rule-makers and rule-breakers, Home school, public […]

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