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  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy, hitting him in the head. Later the same day, "a racial comment was directed toward the same student," wrote the assistants. "After applying...
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...
  • Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome

    04/19/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-19-14 | Erin Richards
    Video at source. Go to the link for the story. My computer is not cooperating today and it will not allow me to copy and paste even an excerpt of this heart-warming story.
  • Unions Paid MSNBC's Schultz $177,000 in 2012, $75,000 in 2013

    12/12/2013 9:46:06 AM PST · by grundle · 24 replies ^ | December 12, 2013 | Elisha Krauss
    A Department of Labor search shows that not only is liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz paid for his TV show and radio show, but he is getting a hefty amount of money from labor unions. Schultz received at least $177,000 from labor unions in 2012; the average median income for an American family is around $44,000 a year. This year alone the DOL shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just yesterday AFL-CIO Richard Trumka appeared on The Ed Show. As we ring in the new year in just a couple of weeks we will keep track of...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/21/2013 6:16:49 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative: Juan Williams refused to describe what Obama himself said, but he did state that the White House is in “full fight mode over the Affordable Healthcare Act right now.” He added, “They feel as if...
  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz

    03/14/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/13 | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC's Chris Hayes has been tapped to replace outgoing host Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. weeknight slot, according to network sources. In just a year and a half, Hayes has generated a cult following as host of the weekend program "Up with Chris Hayes," which takes a progressive policy wonk's approach to the news. He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's marquee name, and, at age 34, will be the youngest primetime host in cable news television. The move, first reported by Brian Stelter of the New York Times, was confirmed by...
  • MSNBC ending Ed Schultz's weekday show

    03/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/13/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz announced tonight that, as of April, he will no longer host his weeknight primetime show. But Schultz will stay with the network, hosting a two-hour program on Saturday and Sunday nights, he said. -snip- Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that that was a very generous interpretation of events. Schultz was pushed out to make way for new talent, they said.
  • Experts can't explain drop in [Texas'] special education numbers

    07/05/2012 3:05:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jennifer Radcliffe
    Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas. The Lone Star State diagnosed just 8.8 percent of its public school students as having special needs in 2011, down from 12 percent in 2000. Texas now has the lowest percentage of special education students in the nation - a full 4 percentage points below the U.S. average. Urban giants like the Houston and Dallas school districts identify even fewer children at 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively........ [SNIP] .....Gene Lenz, director of federal and state education policy for the Texas Education Agency, said the declines in special education numbers can...
  • Biden:Bin Laden killing most 'audacious' plan in 500 years [ Biden- the last forceps delivered baby]

    03/19/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies ^ | March 19 2012 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Vice President Joe Biden is the biggest cheerleader of the president's decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound and, on Monday, he offered new praise for the choice Obama made last spring. “You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Morris Township, N.J. “Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?” Biden asked. Obama, he said, “is willing to...
  • Labor Dept. documents: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on labor union payrolls since 2005

    03/13/2012 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/12 | Adam Jablonowski
    U.S. labor unions paid MSNBC “Ed Show” host Ed Schultz roughly $200,000 in 2011, and roughly $337,000 over the last seven years, according to Department of Labor documents. Newsbusters first reported that the liberal TV talker received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for “representational activities” in 2011. CWA president Larry Cohen is a regular guest on Schultz’s radio program. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers also paid Schultz $9,900 last year. In 2010 his union salaries totaled a comparatively small $37,350. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW);...
  • Ed Schultz Paid Nearly$200,000 By Unions in 2011,According to Labor Dept.

    03/09/2012 10:59:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/9/12 | Jack Coleman
    What a shock -- labor unions paying one of their biggest cheerleaders in the media. Perhaps Ed Schultz could explain what he does for unions to warrant such largesse. I don't recall hearing anything along these lines on his radio program or MSNBC show. (graphic after page break) In fiscal 2011, Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for what the U.S. Department of Labor categorized as "representational activities." For swag like that, you'd think Schultz could at least get it right about the CWA name. Instead, he invariably refers to it as the "Communication"
  • Beaverton, Portland, Tigard schools sanctioned for disciplining minority special ed students

    07/14/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 7, 2011 | Wendy Owen
    Beaverton School District has a $543,000 hole to fill in its special education fund next school year because staff disciplined a higher ratio of Latino students in special education than in the general school population. The district is one of three in the Portland area to get dinged for suspending and expelling a disproportionate ratio of minorities in special education, based on a federal law the state began enforcing in 2008. The law, part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was created to help deal with a decades-old national problem -- minorities are over-represented in special education. Under the...
  • Schultz Apologizes To Ingraham: "This Is The Lowest Of The Low For Me" (Video)

    05/25/2011 7:49:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Wednesday May 25, 2011
    On my radio show yesterday, I used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura and ask for your forgiveness. It doesn't matter what the circumstances were. It doesn't matter that it was on radio and I was ad libbing. none of that matters. none of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere...
  • Teacher allegedly forced students to take off their underwear

    04/13/2011 11:56:34 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 23 replies
    News-Democrat ^ | April 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Donald
    COLLINSVILLE -- A special-education teacher has been removed from the classroom after allegedly forcing students to remove their underwear. According to a letter sent to parents earlier this week, the teacher observed feces on the classroom floor at Webster Elementary School on March 30. To determine which student had soiled his pants, the teacher had each child go into a private bathroom stall by himself, remove his underpants, put his clothes back on and exit the stall to show his underpants to the teacher. "The teacher was not present in the bathroom stall and at no time was your child...
  • Infatuated Man Kills Wash. Teacher Outside School (Killed in a "Gun Free Zone"!)

    02/26/2010 2:53:20 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies · 1,484+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 2/26/2010 | Staff
    A man apparently infatuated with a special education teacher he knew from college shot and killed her as she walked into her elementary school Friday, shortly before students began arriving. The suspect was killed in a shootout with a deputy a short time later about 10 miles away, said Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer. The man had been released on bail Monday after being arrested a week ago for violating a protective order the teacher, Jennifer Paulson, obtained in September 2008, said Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum. The victim's father, Ken Paulson, said she was kind and loving, and...
  • The Problems with Special Ed

    09/14/2009 7:53:46 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 20 replies · 628+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2009 4:00 AM | Jay P. Greene
    Officially reported disability rates in public schools are entirely unreliable and are almost certainly inflated ‎indicators of how many students are actually disabled. Eventually, school and government ‎officials are going to have to acknowledge that our current procedures for identifying ‎students as disabled are fundamentally flawed and commit themselves to improving these procedures.‎ ‎ ‎ One of the reasons we know that reported disability rates lack credibility is that they vary ‎dramatically from state to state. In New Jersey, for example, 18 percent of all students are ‎classified as disabled, but in California the rate is only 10.5 percent. There...
  • Special-Ed Problems Continue In District

    06/27/2009 5:43:31 PM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 9 replies · 548+ views
    WaPo ^ | 6-27-09 | Michael Bimbaum
    Some D.C. public charter schools continue selective admissions practices that discourage special-needs students from enrolling, and students citywide with possible disabilities still face delays in special education evaluations, a federal court monitor said this week. "Charter schools . . . generally have not enrolled students with significant disabilities who required extensive hours of special services or education," the monitor, Amy Totenberg, wrote in a report prepared for a court hearing yesterday.
  • Scrutiny for special ed: Its necessity can’t mean blank check (MA)

    05/18/2009 11:55:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 1,956+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jack Sullivan
    More than one in six Massachusetts students are in special education, one of the highest percentages in the country and a level on par with the numbers the state had at its peak before reforms were put in place in 2000. But while there was a pitched battle about a decade ago when lawmakers moved to rein in costs and enact standards on special education that are more in line with those of the rest of country, nary a word is heard these days about examining the $2 billion special education price tag. There is scant evidence the $2 billion...
  • Can a sad polar bear make you turn off the lights?

    05/11/2009 3:55:48 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 30 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | May 10, 2009 | Beth Daley
    Maybe a cute polar bear can do what all the good green intentions in the world can’t: Get people to consistently conserve energy. That’s what the Brooks School, a North Andover boarding school for grades 9-12, is counting on with an animated animal that lets students “see” their energy consumption in real time. Instead of showing students what energy they are collectively using in each of the school’s ten dorms with graphs or digital numbers, a “bear-o-meter” displays it more visually on a public screen with the bear’s well-being tied to how well students are conserving.
  • Where can you find a place to download Hubbie

    12/10/2008 7:29:10 AM PST · by DAODDBALL · 13 replies · 646+ views
    I have been looking for ages and I have not been able t find Hubbie as a downloadable anywhere. Hubbie is the kind of game where they had the demo/preview but never actually released the game. I have looked on the internet and it comes up with some show named husband-not what I am looking for. I have been looking for hubbie for years-since I was like 10 and really would appritiate it if you could help oddball
  • John Stewart Says Sarah Palin Is Like Jodie Foster In The Movie ‘Nell’

    10/09/2008 11:27:46 AM PDT · by pissant · 89 replies · 9,048+ views
    Ecorazzi ^ | 10/9/09 | staff
    John Stewart made clear which candidate he’s supporting Tuesday night at the Project ALS benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria. The Daily Show star responded to host Ben Stiller’s comments that he can’t choose sides due to his position on television saying, “Oh, I think it’s pretty clear. Neither of them is perfect, but if you, out of nowhere, are going to grab a woman out of the woods and make her your vice presidential candidate, what can I do?” “[Sarah Palin] is like Jodie Foster in the movie Nell, ” Stewart continued. “They just found her, and she was speaking her...
  • Why Is Autism Rate So High For Somalis In Minn.?

    07/26/2008 11:24:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 429+ views ^ | July 25, 2008 | Amelia Santaniello
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ― Their colorful shops line the streets, catering to their own culture and drawing in ours. Beginning in 1993, Somali people began arriving in Minnesota from refugee camps in Kenya. By that time, Somalia's political chaos had led to the killing or starvation of many of its people. For refugees, Minneapolis offered a place to start a new life, a new business, or a new family. "Many things attracted Somalis to Minnesota to stay. Good health cover and good education," said Huda Farah. Farah works on refugee resettlement with the Minnesota Department of Health. It's through her work...
  • Girl's fear of school costs district thousands

    05/18/2008 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 68 replies · 190+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 5/18/08 | Andrew C. Martel
    Rebecca Maykish is 17 and dreads school so much that she stopped going regularly. In fourth grade. Those days off have come at a price to her school district and the Palmerton taxpayers who support it. Since 2004, the Palmerton Area School Board has authorized payments of more than $45,000 to help Rebecca make up for her missed school days. Rebecca's mother, Barbara, has used the money for at-home tutoring and education software purchases. She has also spent it on modeling classes for Rebecca, subscriptions to teen magazines, and travel to New York and Toronto with a summer camp. All...
  • Obama 2008?

    04/27/2008 2:10:21 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 19 replies · 85+ views
    Vanity | 4/27 | Armon Ayers
    OBAMA 2008?
  • Where Do Teachers Draw the Line When it Comes to Restraining Students?

    11/27/2007 5:39:05 AM PST · by Sopater · 47 replies · 897+ views
    News 12 ^ | November 19, 2007
    A local mom has reached out to News 12 after she says a school went overboard while restraining her child. Isaiah Moore came home from Oak Hammock K-8 last April looking like he had just been in a fight. But the autistic boy's injuries didn't come from a scuffle, he was restrained by a school staffer. Moore's mother obtained a tape from a security camera at the school. She says it shows the 7-year-old being forced into a room, where she believes her son was violently restrained. A few moments later, the video shows the disabled boy emerging from the...
  • Special School or Segregation?

    10/09/2007 6:38:30 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 201+ views
    JSOnline ^ | October 7, 2007 | Amy Hetzner
    (Some with disabilities favor Walworth's site; others object) Elkhorn, WI - The law may have one definition for what constitutes the "least restrictive environment" for educating students with disabilities, but parent Julie Witt says she has another after enrolling two of her children in Walworth County's school specializing in such pupils. At Lakeland School, Witt's 11-year-old son Cole is not tied to an aide, nor does he have to leave his classroom to receive different lessons from the rest of his peers, as he did in the Illinois school he attended with non-disabled students. "Here, he is totally independent," said...
  • When Special Education Goes Too Easy on Students ( Schools Let Kids Graduate Without Skills)

    08/21/2007 4:07:00 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 1,426+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 21 August 2007 | JOHN HECHINGER and DANIEL GOLDEN
    ...The family of Alba Somoza, who has cerebral palsy and speaks only with the help of a computer, filed one such case. Alba drew national attention in the 1990s when her family successfully pushed to include the then-third grader in a regular classroom. Then-President Bill Clinton backed her cause, and Alba, now 23, graduated with honors from a New York City high school in 2002. Last year, Alba and her family filed an administrative case claiming her education was a sham. A school report prepared weeks before she graduated showed she had language and math skills at an elementary school...
  • Florida Police Arrest Two Teens in Gang-Rape of Woman, Forcing Son to Participate

    07/06/2007 8:37:24 PM PDT · by nmh · 328 replies · 11,329+ views ^ | Friday, July 06, 2007 | Associated Press
    ... "Any rape case is horrible but this takes it to another level, something you can't think of even in your worst dreams," police spokesman Ted White said. According to the police report, a man knocked on the woman's door at about 9 p.m. and told her he had a flat tire. The mother and son, whom police have not identified, went outside and were ambushed by a group of gun-wielding suspects. The victims told police they were forced back into their home and beaten and sexually assaulted. According to authorities, the men raped, sodomized and beat the woman, then...
  • SCHOOL BIG'S 'SEIZURE' RAP [Special Ed Superintendent's policy: Ignore subpoenas to testify]

    12/20/2005 7:16:38 AM PST · by summer · 10 replies · 469+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2005 | DAVID ANDREATTA, Education Reporte
    December 20, 2005 -- The superintendent of citywide special-education services will be reprimanded for directing subordinates to ignore subpoenas... Susan Erber, the superintendent of District 75, ordered two of her underlings to defy repeated demands of a Department of Education hearing officer for them to speak about placing the boy in a school potentially better suited to his needs. The directive came to light last month when a department representative testified it was Erber's "policy" not to allow witnesses to appear in person at a hearing, according to hearing transcripts. Department counsel Michael Best said in an interview with The...
  • Court Rules Against Special Ed. Parents

    11/14/2005 10:10:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 288 replies · 4,167+ views
    AP ^ | 11/14/5 | GINA HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that parents who demand better special education programs for their children have the burden of proof in the challenges. Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, writing for the 6-2 court, said that when parents challenge a program they have the burden in an administrative hearing of showing that the program is insufficient. If schools bring a complaint, the burden rests with them, O'Connor wrote. The ruling is a loss for a Maryland family that contested the special education program designed for their son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The case required the court to...
  • School district ordered to pay private-school fees for autistic boy

    10/14/2005 10:26:00 AM PDT · by kemathen7 · 362 replies · 3,861+ views
    9News ^ | 10/14/2005 | Carrie Mc Clure
    BERTHOUD - The Thompson School Board will be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on one of its ex-students -- an 11-year-old autistic boy. Luke Perkins went to Berthoud Elementary School, but his parents felt he wasn't receiving the proper education for his needs. "He wasn't learning even the basic things he was going to need in life," says his father, Jeff Perkins. The Perkins decided to enroll their son in the Boston Higashi School in January 2004. The school specializes in teaching children with special needs. The tuition is over $130,000 a year, and its students live at the...
  • D300 seeks bilingual special education teachers

    09/25/2005 2:55:56 AM PDT · by one more state · 11 replies · 436+ views ^ | 9/24/2005 | Teresa Black
    CARPENTERSVILLE — Bilingual educators are not easy to find. Neither are special education instructors. But searching for special education with bilingual skills can be twice the challenge. "It's very difficult," said Laura Frankiewicz, director of pupil personnel services in Community Unit School District 300. "The folks are just not out there." More than a third of the teacher assistant openings in District 300 are for bilingual special education positions, according to the district's Web site. In 2004, 166 Illinois school districts reported a shortage of teachers in that category — up 19 percent from the year prior, an Illinois State...
  • CA: Special-ed spending hard to determine

    07/26/2005 7:08:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 289+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/26/05 | Naush Boghossian
    Because of inadequate documentation supplied by the LAUSD, an independent monitor said Monday that he cannot determine how much money the district has spent on court-ordered improvements to its special-education programs. Monitor Carl Cohn said he wants to meet with Los Angeles Unified School District officials to determine how much of the $67.5 million the district has pledged to spend has actually gone toward access ramps and other improvements. In a highly critical progress report released Friday, Cohn wrote he had "serious concerns about the reported expenditures" and wants district officials to explain what they've done to comply with the...
  • One Night Changes a Life, and Calif. Town [Special Ed. Kid Excels]

    06/11/2005 6:15:59 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 5 replies · 531+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/05 | TIM DAHLBERG
    CLOVIS, Calif. - The chant began late in the fourth quarter in the basketball gym at Clovis East High. The students started it first, clapping their hands in unison and pounding the bleachers with their feet. It didn't take long for the parents to pick it up, too. The noise grew until the whole gym seemed to shake. "We want Ryno. We want Ryno." ADVERTISEMENT click here Pacing the sideline, coach Tim Amundsen felt himself getting goose bumps. Less than 4 minutes remained in the game, and Clovis East was winning comfortably over rival Buchanan High. Now Amundsen had a...
  • Quakertown sends Bush school invoice (to pay for Special Ed costs)

    05/09/2005 5:47:18 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 34 replies · 717+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 5/9/2005 | Steve Wartenberg
    District wants U.S. to pay up for special education costs. The way Superintendent James Scanlon has it figured, the federal government owes the Quakertown Community School District a lot of money. That is why, on April 28, Scanlon sent President Bush an invoice for $1.7 million for special education funding. ''During the Fiscal Year 2003 we received less than 11 percent of our Total District Expenditure on special education … and we are asking the Federal Government for their outstanding share of the balance in the amount of $1,705,900.00,'' Scanlon wrote in an accompanying letter. In 1975, Congress passed the...
  • "Special needs" children. Special ed.

    05/05/2005 7:20:48 AM PDT · by The Other Harry · 2 replies · 235+ views
    May 5, 2005 | self / vanity
    [More of my personal email] >> "Thank you for the card" implies that all she got >> was the card. >> >> I wonder if [the mentally retarded girl who lives >> next door] ate or took that entire box of candy >> before her mother ever saw it. > I bet you are RIGHT!! > >That is funny but maybe not all that surprising The Lord really does work in mysterious ways. I think it's very funny. Assuming that is what happened -- and I'm pretty sure it must be -- I don't mind at all. I'll never bring...
  • Teacher pleads no contest to mistreatment (bound autistic children with duct tape and bungee cords)

    05/03/2005 4:57:35 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 9 replies · 412+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 5/3/2005 | Michael McNarney
    Susan Comerford Wzorek will remain suspended without pay from her special-education teaching job after she pleaded no contest Monday to recklessly endangering her autistic students. Mrs. Wzorek taught for the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit at Clarks Summit Elementary School until she was charged in August with mistreating her students by hitting them, pinching them, and binding them with duct tape and bungee cords. Mrs. Wzorek was then suspended without pay. Fred Rosetti, Ed.D., the unit's executive director, said Mrs. Wzorek's status will not be changed -- at least by the NEIU -- until her sentencing date, which has not been...
  • Special-Education Students Charged With Raping Classmate

    04/29/2005 10:58:09 AM PDT · by flutters · 24 replies · 1,317+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | April 29, 2005
    Students Claims He Was Attacked 3 Times In 2 Weeks CLEVELAND -- Police charged three teenage boys with raping a fellow special-education student who said he was attacked three times in the past two weeks. A 17-year-old student at East Tech High School initially didn't complain to authorities about the alleged attacks. A school custodian walked in on the most recent alleged attack on April 22, he told police. The custodian promptly told school authorities who called police right away, police said Friday. When investigators asked the student what happened on the school's track April 22, he told them he...
  • The Bible as Literature

    03/07/2005 8:51:59 AM PST · by hmmmmmmmmmmm · 173 replies · 1,986+ views
    The Holy Bible NIV | 1989
    Psalms 1 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly...
  • Monroe (WI) School's Time-Out Room Under State Investigation

    03/04/2005 12:49:02 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 527+ views
    WISC-TV3 Madison, WI ^ | March 3, 2005 | WISC-TV 3
    Monroe School's 'Time-Out' Room Under State Investigation (Some Madison Schools Also Have 'Time-Out' Rooms) UPDATED: 9:46 am CST March 3, 2005 MONROE, Wis. -- A Monroe school is being investigated by the state after allegations that a "time-out" room was used inappropriately. The complaint filed with the state involves a room used by special education students. The complaint was made to the Department of Public Instruction by a Monroe School District resident, reported News 3's Toni Morrissey. The resident wanted to know whether the district was using its seclusion room for special education students appropriately. The district says a "time-out...
  • 'They treat him like he's some diseased little kid'

    02/20/2005 3:04:50 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 829+ views ^ | February 20, 2005 | Jessica L. Aberle
    MANITO - Tracey Peak thought Friday morning finally would be the day her two boys could ride the school bus properly supervised and without discrimination. The 7- and 11-year-old rural Manito boys waited as their mom approached the bus first, only to be greeted by a box of latex mitts and a gloved bus monitor. Peak fought for two years to get Midwest Central School District to place a monitor on the bus, but the gloves had to go, she said. "They are embarrassing to my children," Peak said. "I know this isn't right. I'm adamant about not putting them...
  • Laura Bush to focus on well-being of boys over next four years

    01/22/2005 11:07:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,537+ views
    Laura Bush to focus on well-being of boys over next four years AFP Photo US First Lady Laura Bush will focus on boys' well-being and on international efforts to promote literacy among women during her second four years in the White House, the first lady revealed.There's a "stereotype that boys don't need the same nurturing that girls do, that boys can take care of themselves. And, of course, we all know that's not true," Laura Bush said Friday as Washington rushed to prepare for her President George W. Bush's inauguration six days hence.Laura Bush, who spent her husband's first term promoting...
  • `Preschool for all' movement grows

    12/19/2004 11:47:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,065+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sun, Dec. 19, 2004 | Larry Slonaker
    At some point Mouna Raad realized she didn't want her daughter to be treated as ``special'' anymore. She just wanted Elissa, who has cerebral palsy, to be treated like any other kid. So she overcame some resistance at Elissa's special-education preschool and enrolled her in a Santa Clara preschool with -- as Raad calls them -- ``regular kids.'' The result, she says, was ``amazing.'' And not just for Elissa. ``I think the kids learned a lot,'' Raad said. ``I think it makes them richer people.'' That kind of enrichment is the goal of several Santa Clara County agencies and individuals,...
  • Placing Special Education Students in the Regular Classroom Can Be Detrimental to All

    12/10/2004 6:13:45 PM PST · by kiki04 · 61 replies · 2,924+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 08 December 2004 | Steve Leadley
    Placing Special Education Students in the Regular Classroom Can Be Detrimental to All by Steve Leadley 08 December 2004 The new trend of "inclusion" refers to the placement of special education students in the "regular" education classroom. A new trend has emerged in today’s educational environment. It is called “Inclusion.” For those not familiar with this term it refers to the placement of special education or “classified” students in the “regular” education classroom. The main motivation for this change in policy is the decision to place students’ self-esteem at the top of school objectives. Placing the classified student in with...
  • Bush Signs Internet Tax, Special Ed Bills

    12/03/2004 3:57:00 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 679+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 3, 2004
    State and local governments will be barred from taxing connections that link people to the Internet for the next three years under legislation signed Friday by President Bush. The measure blocks taxation of all types of Internet connections, from traditional dial-up services to high-speed broadband lines. "I cannot envision any time in the history of our country when it would make sense to be imposing taxes on broadband or the Internet, no matter where one is or who one may be," said Sen. George Allen, R-Va. The new law, which remains in effect until Oct. 31, 2007, will help ensure...
  • Congress Ready to Update Special Ed Law

    11/16/2004 7:10:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/04 | Ben Feller - AP
    WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on major changes in special education, aiming to boost discipline in class, better identify children with disabilities, get help to students earlier and reduce lawsuits by parents. "Passage of this bipartisan agreement will cap more than two years of work," Judd Gregg, Republican chairman of the Senate Education Committee, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Getting this far has been a labor. The House passed its bill 19 months ago and the Senate passed its version in May. Both sides are eager to finish this week, knowing they would have to start over...
  • Federal Laws regarding Special Education/IEP students (I didn't know)

    08/11/2004 9:37:46 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 50 replies · 3,180+ views
    School In-service ^ | 8/11/2004 | TheBattman
    Went to the required in-service session for the school district I work in today and learned some things about special-ed that I didn't know. Some was quite eye-opening and head-scratching.
  • Benjamin, parents find better days (special education, VA)

    06/29/2004 4:38:53 AM PDT · by The Other Harry · 149+ views
    Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch ^ | June 15, 2004 | HOLLY CARROLL AND LINDSAY KASTNER
    <p>In a classroom at Northstar Academy, a school for special-education students, Benjamin Thomas takes in the day's lesson. JOE MAHONEY/TIMES-DISPATCH THE STORY SO FAR: After years of disagreement with the Chesterfield County school system, Jed and Janice Thomas take their son out of public schools and move him to a private facility for special-education students.</p>
  • High school students charged with sodomy (they did it during class)

    06/04/2004 10:59:18 PM PDT · by ambrose · 58 replies · 418+ views
    AP ^ | 6.4.04
    High school students charged with sodomy By the Associated Press Published June 4, 2004 RICHMOND, Va. -- A special education student who is a registered sex offender was charged with committing sodomy during a class, according to police. Police said Edward Lee Hopkins, 18, and a 16-year-old male classmate are accused of having sex in a classroom at George Wythe High School Wednesday morning. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, was also charged Friday with consensual sodomy. Both students were part of a special-education class comprised of 11 students. Hopkins was convicted of sodomizing a 12-year-old boy in February...
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Announces National "Educators for Bush" Team

    05/28/2004 4:31:53 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 200+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 28, 2004
    The Honorable Rod Paige Speaks on the President's Accomplishments in Education COLUMBUS, OH - On Thursday, May 27, 2004, the Honorable Rod Paige joined U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, Ohio Bush-Cheney '04 Educators for Bush Chair Dr. George Tombaugh, members of the "Educators for Bush" leadership team and Bush-Cheney '04 supporters to announce the national "Educators for Bush" team. The press conference highlighted the President's strong record on education reform and contrasted Sen. John Kerry's record on education issues. "President Bush has set a bold vision for American education - a vision that sets clear goals for student achievement and then...