The Endrews decision, 2 years later

As stated in this April 2018 article, https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/05/02/a-year-ago-the-supreme-court-raised.html “A year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must offer students with disabilities an education reasonably calculated to enable them to “make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances,” what has changed? On the one hand, not much, if evaluating the dozens of special […]

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Grassroots Inclusion Manifesto – Call to Action

You are part of a movement. There are 703,977 students with disabilities in California. That means there are 1,407,954 special needs parents in California. And that doesn’t include your friends, extended family, and other people who believe in you, care about you, and believe in your child. It also doesn’t include younger kids with disabilities […]

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California School Dashboard – Students with Disabilities – 2018

California’s school dashboard for 2018 hides as much as it shows. Students with disabilities are present, but hidden (some would say “separate, but unequal). The following is the “Students with Disabilities” dashboard for California as a whole. It is taken directly from the main state summary (I’ve clicked on all the links and done a […]

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You did it! $7.65 Million for Special Needs Kids*

Better education is critical for special needs kids. In California, fewer than 15% of all special needs kids (12.5 percent of the student population – over 300,000 students) are performing at or above grade level (studies estimate that 80 percent or more children with disabilities could perform at or above grade level – a gap […]

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Thank you Foster City and San Mateo

You’ve shown that you care about our community and our schools. Thank you moms and dads and kids. Thank you teachers and staff. Thank you PTAs and administrators. Thank you parents and grandparents and passionate citizens of San Mateo and Foster City and beyond. Over 500 of you sent out over 10,000 postcards to the […]

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More than three hundred thousand dollars lost per school

The cost of failure of Measure V There is a high cost of failure for Measure V. Between $300,000 to $350,000 per school ($7 million per year). Funds our schools have depended on until Measure Y failed in 2017. The damage will be real. Our schools in California are already underfunded. In San Mateo and […]

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