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What the heck is an IEP really?

The boring, technically correct, and not really useful answer – “… the term individualized education program or IEP means a written statement for each child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting …” (1) Dear Chelsea and Steve – What is an IEP? How does it work? Individual or Individualized? […]

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Should I record my IEP?

Should I audio record my IEP? (Heck) Yes! Always! Dear Chelsea and Steve – is it a good idea for me to record my IEP meeting? Is it legal? The district says that it may “inhibit open discussions”. Pause Button Pressed in Petaluma Check to see if it can be stopped in your state. It […]

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One 15 minute presentation … after school was out

Dear supporter! The San Mateo Foster City School District Board of Trustees had its first and only presentation on Special Education for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday 20 June 2019 – after school had ended for the year. We have found through our research that this is a sadly typical scenario for the […]

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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 for your interest in! You are receiving this email because we have met you at an event (some of you almost a year ago with Steve at the 2017 School Board Forum!) or you have reached out to us… As you may already know, is committed to positively addressing practical solutions to systems and policies, with […]

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