Spoiler alert: Yes, many think so. But a federal report says district leaders also acknowledge paperwork's importance, and say state and local requirements impose their own burdens.
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A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.
December 01, 2015
Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, said her use of the terms "chronically tarded and medically annoying" to refer to students represented a verbal mistake and a failed attempt at humor.
December 01, 2015
Google.org, the charitable arm of the Internet giant, is launching a $1 million matching grant to help special education teachers who have posted requests on the website Donors Choose.
November 30, 2015
In what she later characterized as a verbal stumble, Lily Eskelsen García used wording that has drawn the ire of parents and disability advocacy groups.
September 29, 2015
The proposed staff reduction will cut about 70 teachers and aides, and has some principals worried that they won't be able to provide adequate services for their special education students.
August 17, 2015
Teachers offer their advice on how to organize a classroom and divide work in order to make a co-teaching relationship work well.
August 14, 2015
Special educators wrote to Education Week with their advice on what it takes to make a co-teaching partnership successful.
June 16, 2015
My recent article on co-teaching offers a perspective on whether special educators feel they are getting an opportunity to fully use their professional skills.
April 09, 2015
The Multnomah district says Brett Bigham, the 2014 Oregon teacher of the year, was fired because he took too many days off, but Bigham says he was let go because of his sexual orientation.