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Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns | St. Louis Public Radio

Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns | St. Louis Public Radio

I believe that this is the only reason that Lee's Summit does better than Kansas City.

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With less than three months on the job, Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols has a clear plan to regain accreditation from the state and a strong message about the help he needs to make t

Jeff Grisamore Not: New Day, Same Flip Flopping

Jeff Grisamore Not: New Day, Same Flip Flopping

If you follow my blog you won't be surprised to learn that Grisamore has once again flipped flopped.  He said that he might vote against the veto override to protect Missouri's most vulnerable citizens.  He was absent on the day that they voted on the original bill.  He voted in favor of the veto override.

It brings back memories of him voting present on an important bill for abused women.  He also emailed legislators and said that he would resign if his bill didn't pass.  He didn't resign.  Do we see a pattern here.

Grisamore Leaning Against Override | Missouri ScoutMissouri Scout

Grisamore Leaning Against Override | Missouri ScoutMissouri Scout

Read the whole article.  You will see how he flip flops and how he uses those with disabilities to further his own career.

Petition | Create a law that protects children from bullying by teachers | Change.org

Allen Unveils Legislation to Combat Bullying of Students by School Staff | SenateNJ.com

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Allen Unveils Legislation to Combat Bullying of Students by School Staff | SenateNJ.com

In response to several recent incidents of physical and emotional intimidation of students at the hands of school staff both in New Jersey and across the country, Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is proposing legislation that will speed the disciplinary process for teachers and other school officials found to have engaged in bullying, intimidation, or harassment of students. Senator Diane Allen (R-7) and Mr. Stuart Chaifetz, the father of a child bullied by a teacher, at a State House press conference on May 17, 2012 to announce legislation that would make it easier to dismiss teachers who bully students. “My bill extends New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act to bullying that is conducted by teachers and other school employees,” said Allen. “Thankfully, these incidents are rare. However, recent events in Cherry Hill and Camden illustrate that current law does not provide for adequately swif…

Dnj - N.J. legislation aims to stop teachers who bully students

Dnj - N.J. legislation aims to stop teachers who bully students

N.J. legislation aims to stop teachers who bully studentsPosted 5/18/2012 9:30 AM ETE-mail | Save | Print By Bob Jordan, The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press TRENTON, N.J. — Secret school recordings posted on YouTube by a father, with an adult being caught calling the man's 10-year-old autistic son "a bastard," have helped spur an effort to speed the disciplinary process for teachers and other school employees who bully students. New Jersey GOP Sen. Diane Allen introduced a bill Thursday to expand anti-bullying laws to cover incidents where teachers are the aggressors. Allen said she was motivated by several recent publicized teacher bullying incidents, including the recordings made by Stuart Chaifetz, who documented what he says was torment of his son for at least six months by public-school special education teachers and support staff at the Horace Mann Elementary School. "Schools are supposed to be fertile ground …

When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!: Securing Special Education Services for Your Child: Vaughn Lauer: 9781849059176: Amazon.com: Books

When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!: Securing Special Education Services for Your Child: Vaughn Lauer: 9781849059176: Amazon.com: Books

When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise relating to the provision of special education services.

Taking a structured, cooperative approach to IEPs, the easily applicable six question process enables parents to determine the needs of their child and obtain the services required by asking key questions during IEP meetings. Explaining the approach through real life scenarios and issues, this book demonstrates how to achieve effective collaboration with school personnel, ensuring the child receives the appropriate and necessary educational program and services.

Providing a practical, structured appr…

School performance reviews mislead : Stltoday

School performance reviews mislead : Stltoday

The annual review of school district performance by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education claims to show how well each school district in the state performs. It doesn’t. All it really shows is the relative wealth of the population in each school district. Compare the performance scores with rates of participation in the federal school lunch program. The correlation between poverty and low performance scores is striking. I made such a comparison for 52 local education agencies in metropolitan St. Louis that operate high schools. I excluded education agencies that did not offer high school from the comparison, because the challenges of high school and elementary school are so very different as to make any comparison between the two meaningless. I used participation in the free and reduced price lunch program as the measure of poverty, even though it does not register differences in the intensity of poverty, for example,…