Making School Work, PL Files Federal Complaint on Behalf of Students with LD and ADHD

Three students, who are triplets suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD), have filed suit against Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) claiming school officials at the Marine Academy Continue Reading →

Charter Schools, the Time is Now to Take On Special Ed in a Big Way

Charter schools and special education. Two concepts antithetical to each other? Not in my book. A handful of public charters are already doing a bang-up job educating kids with disabilities, Continue Reading →

Testing Makes McKay Scholarships Accountable to Parents – a post from the redefinED Blog

In Robyn Rennick’s post on Florida’s McKay Scholarships for Students With Disabilities last week, she argued that standardized testing measures are “inappropriate,” even “cruel,” for disabled children due to their diverse Continue Reading →

McKay Scholarship Expansion – 504 Plans Can Get $ for Private School

If your disabled child has a written school plan giving him or her accommodations (called a “504 Plan“),  that plan can translate into a dollar amount, and you can use Continue Reading →

BREAKING NEWS – FL Will Pay for Private PreK Therapies

Yesterday Governor Crist signed into law what appears to be an extraordinary program for disabled prekindergarten children beginning with the 2012-13 school year.  The details are not clear yet, but Continue Reading →

Are You an Extreme Chooser? (How Far Would You Go to Find the Right School?)

Most parents are advocates of school choice -whether we identify ourselves that way or not.  We would choose to send our children to the best school in our neighborhood over Continue Reading →