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John M Faulkenberry Lawsuit

Capturing the essence of an IEP Meeting with humor - National special education | Examiner.com

Judge slams San Francisco school personnel for delay and stall tactics - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry devoted to keeping services at minimum - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry Part 2 - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry: Where the big money goes - National special education | Examiner.com

Does your school have a secret history of abusing disabled children? Find out here - National special education | Examiner.com

Does your school have a secret history of abusing disabled children? Find out here - National special education Examiner.com

Missouri

1. North Mercer R3, Mercer, MO (Seclusion Room: Closet converted to seclusion room)
2. Underwood Elementary School, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Lee’s Summit, MO (Seclusion: Child kept in closet for most of a month)

Does your school have a secret history of abusing disabled children? Find out here - National special education | Examiner.com

Jeff Grisamore Not: Looking For Honest Legislators

Birmingham schools gets glowing audit of its special education department | al.com

Penn State Scandal Shines Light on Child-Abuse Reporting Laws

Penn State Scandal Shines Light on Child-Abuse Reporting Laws

I have been witness to and heard stories of school employees that emotional, psychologically, and verbally abuse children. This should be included in these laws. Bullying is bullying. Zero tolerance should apply to everyone in a school building. Not just the children.

Court Declines Review of School Vaccine, Religious-Flier Cases

IEP FAQs Pop-Up: Special Factors in IEPs - Wrightslaw.com

R-7 board approves two-year calendar including weekly late-start days

Jeff Grisamore Not: Grisamore States That I Must Go Through Him To Talk To District

Most Kids Lack Early Intervention Services - Disability Scoop

Due Process Cases Filed Against Lee's Summit

http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Complaint_System/DPDecisions.html



2010/2011 Due Process Decisions

*NOTE: Due process hearing decisions are only binding on the actual parties involved in that particular case regarding a specific student. These decisions are not binding in any other situation as they are not like court cases. Additionally, a due process hearing decision is subject to appeals in court and thus may be either upheld or overturned in a later court case.

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Hearing Decisions:


• Lee's Summit R-VII School District (875)


Dismissals:

• None at this time

Settlement Order; parties settled:


• Lee's Summit R-VII School District (930)


Compliance

2009/2010 Due Process Decisions

**NOTE: Due process hearing decisions are only binding on the actual parties involved in that particular case regarding a specific student. These decisions are not binding in any other situation as they are not like court cases. Additionally, a due process hearing…

DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

(22) NCLB -- Adequate Yearly Progress


Missouri (2011) Groups* Met

Communication Arts 10 0

Mathematics 10 1



LEE'S SUMMIT R-VII (2011) Groups* Met

Communication Arts 10 3

Mathematics 10 7







Overall Status

LEE'S SUMMIT R-VII 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Communication Arts Status Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met

Mathematics Status Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met

Attendance Rate Met Met Met Met Met

Graduation Rate Met Met Met Met Met



(23) NCLB -- School Improvement School Status




SCHOOL NAME AYP2011 Required Action Feeder School Title I Status Years Receiving Sanctions

BERNARD C. CAMPBELL MIDDLE Not Met Non Title I School Improvement Year 4 6

CEDAR CREEK ELEM. Not Met Non Title I School Improvement Year 1 1

GREENWOOD ELEM. Not Met Non Title I No Sanctions 0

HAWTHORN HILL ELEM. Not Met Non Title I School Improvement Year 2 3

HAZEL GROVE ELEM. Not Met Non Title I School Improvement Year 3 4

HIGHLAND PARK ELEM. Met Non Title I No Sanctions 0

HILLTOP SCHOOL Not…

Excellence Without Equity Is Neither

Excellence Without Equity Is Neither

Excellence Without Equity Is Neither
By Eric Witherspoon


There are many excellent public schools in the United States—schools that receive distinguished awards, produce students with perfect ACT scores, and send their graduates to elite institutions of higher education. Yet within these same schools, you can find students experiencing none of these things firsthand, many of them students of color and from low-income families. I know this because I am the superintendent of just such a school, and my school is working hard to erase these divisions.

Through the years, educators and policymakers have used many means to address gaps in opportunity and achievement through programs designed to support students with lower achievement histories. Many efforts have spurred gains, but nowhere near enough. To genuinely address these issues, schools need to rethink everything they do to maintain and grow excellence while ensuring every student shares in that exce…

Fight Against Bullying Moves to Congress