Showing posts from July, 2012

Proposed Changes To State Regulations


The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is proposing changes to the State regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The proposed changes are available for inspection until September 19, 2012, in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, 4th floor, Jefferson Building, Jefferson City, MO  65102 during regular office hours. Public hearings, in the form of a webinar, are scheduled for the following dates and times: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Written public comments on the proposed changes are being solicited and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on September 10, 2012: Bonnie Aaron, Direct…

Replace current law, recommends Minnesota task force on bullying | Minnesota Public Radio News

Teacher World » Grades May Suffer When Teens Get Bullied

School environment improved before lawsuits settled, say students, teachers | Minnesota Public Radio News

Becoming a teacher without heading back to school : News :

Becoming a teacher without heading back to school : News :

To qualify for the program, the candidate must have a Bachelor's degree where they obtained a 2.5 g.p.a. or greater, and pass a background check. The program offers certification to teach 5-12th grades, in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education, English Language Arts, General Science, History, Math, Physics, Special Education, and a Reading Endorsement.

Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative

Victory in the Moynihan Case

Victory in the Moynihan Case

Jim Moynihan is a longtime Federationist and a leader of the NFB of Missouri. For the past four years he has been engaged in a struggle for justice in his job with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, of all unlikely places. One would have thought that those working to enforce civil rights would be the first to practice fairness in employment, but apparently this was not the case. Here is the Moynihan story as told by Jim himself:
Parents in Lee's Summit have been filing cases with the OCR for years.  My own case is just one example.  The OCR found that the Lee's Summit School District was not implementing my sons IEP, but they took no action.  I know of many other cases where the OCR has ignored proof that the district is not following Federal law.  When are our children going to be protected from the corruption of this school district?

Stop Stealing the Dreams

Teachers Should Never Bully Their Students! - Take Action Today @ The Autism Site

A boy who was hurt - A Mother's Story

Knehans still listed as teacher with state | News Tribune

Concerned Parents lawsuit against Calofornia postponed - National special education |

Carmel on the Case - Locked In A Closet?

Carmel on the Case - Locked In A Closet?

The Broward State Attorney's Office is investigating a special needs teacher on possible child neglect charges. A mother says the way her autistic son was punished by the teacher crossed the line. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.

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Schools recognized for positive behavior | Springfield News-Leader |

Harvard Chooses MO as 1 of 6 States for Education & Jobs Program « KC Education Enterprise