News: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SISEP)
Should the U.S. Supreme Court Limit the Powers of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)?
Should the U.S. Supreme Court strike down specific regulations and legal interpretations made by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs? New Blog reviews (a) a recent Supreme Court decision lim...Read Full Article
Reconsidering or Rejecting SEL/Character Education, Meditation/Mindfulness/Trauma-Informed, and Restorative Justice Programs (Part II)
In Part II of this two-part Series focusing on some of the most “popular” educational bandwagons in the field, we turn to the social, emotional, and behavioral side of the school and schooling cont...Read Full Article
The U.S. Department of Education Wants to “Rethink Special Education,” But Is It Willing to Look at Itself First?
The Department Needs to Change the Office of Special Education Programs at the “Top” in Order to Successfully Impact our Classrooms at the “Bottom”Dear Colleagues,Introduction La...Read Full Article
What the Next Director of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Needs to Do to "Right the Ship"
My “First 100 Days” if I was Appointed the New OSEP DirectorDear Colleagues,This is clearly a pivotal time for our country—politically, on all social and economic fronts, relative to our national and...Read Full Article
Correcting the Flaws: The Feds’ Thinking on Academic Proficiency and Results Driven Accountability
Connecting and Correcting the Flaws in (ESEA's) High Stakes Proficiency Assessments of Students' Academic Achievement and (OSEP's) the New Special Education Results Driven Accountability SystemDear Co...Read Full Article