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May 19, 2015

Input Sought on Policy Statement to Promote Inclusive Preschools

Young children with disabilities need everyday interactions with typically-developing peers, according to a draft statement from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services

February 11, 2015

Survey: Practices Vary at Schools That Must Report on Students With Disabilities

A federally-funded survey found that schools were more likely to adopt certain educational practices and move students to regular classrooms if they were required to report on the performance of students with disabilities.

December 03, 2014

Arts Program Builds Bridges in Inclusion Program for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing

Four Seasons A+ Elementary School is a magnet that infuses theater, visual arts, music and dance in all curriculum areas.

November 19, 2014

Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.

October 19, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize Winners: Finding Common Ground

Let us find that space where we come together with hope and purpose and care about our children and allow for our own Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai to rise from our crowd of concerned advocates.

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

August 07, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fired for Being Gay

The bias that raged in the 20th century proved to serve no purpose other than to cause damage. As we have moved away from the exaggerated bias, fear mongering, and exclusion of those considered different from the majority, inclusion offers some healing.

July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

May 14, 2014

60 Years After Brown, A Way for Schools to Fulfill Its Promise

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that education was "a right which must be made available to all on equal terms," American schools remain largely separate and unequal. Sam Chaltain has an idea about how we can change that.

April 20, 2014

Seasons, Holidays, and Children

As our society has become more diverse, in color, country of origin, and religion, we should consider the messages that our students are receiving even outside of our schools.As we develop school environments that accept and protect all children from bullying, marginalization, exclusion, or simply being ignored, should we be watching how their larger world is behaving?

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