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Read About The Win For Disabled Students

Last Updated on Mar 27, 2017 11:47:30 AM

Prior to the day-before-yesterday, school districts could – and often did, with the concurrence of the courts – argue that they were fulfilling the "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) if a non-mainstreamed student with a disability was making progress toward educational goals, however minimal that progress might be.

Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs, Educational-Consulting

Being “Average” is Beginning to Look Good — and That’s a Very Bad Thing

Last Updated on Feb 6, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Last March, in a blog post entitled The Florida public schools’ student-to-counselor ratio, aka “Do we really want to be average?, we decried the fact that Florida public high schools’ student-to-counselor ratio in 2013-14 exactly matched the national average. Result? An average of only about five and one-half minutes of face-to-face time between student and counselor each week (based on the absurd assumption that counselors spend all of their time working with individual students). And we presented information showing why that assumption was absurd. In short, the sheer weight of numbers and paucity of time precluded school counselors from giving our students – our children, our future leaders and future contributors to the welfare of our society – the individual attention needed and deserved.

Topics: Florida Public Schools, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Florida Public Schools, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting

Executive Function Skills - Part 2

Last Updated on Nov 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In which we fulfill our promise to tell you how to use your Executive Functioning Skills to make your life better and, in the process, help strengthen them.

Okay, if you’ll remember from Part One (and if you didn’t we’re going to remind you, because we used our EFS by writing them down), EFS include...

Topics: Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Educational-Consulting

FLVS Courses Free for Everyone…Except McKay Parents

Last Updated on May 13, 2014 12:01:00 PM

In the shadowy back rooms of the Florida legislature, promises went unfulfilled. Despite considerable lobbying efforts on the part of concerned parents, the legislators did not fix a glitch in a bill. The passage of the bill now means that parents of students who receive McKay Scholarship monies will have deducted from the scholarship $770 (for a two-semester course) to pay for any (including summer) FLVS courses.

Topics: Florida Public Schools, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Florida Public Schools, Educational-Consulting

10 Tedx Talks that Teachers Should Watch

Last Updated on Jul 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM

Do you know what TED is? TED stands for “Technology, Entertainment, and Design,” it’s a yearly meeting of people across industries to share ideas and try to make the world a better place. The link below will take you to a web page with 10 great speeches from TED that teachers should watch. The speeches touch on ideas that effect kids, from teaching them about entrepreneurialism, to learning about food, and even how kids can teach themselves. In today’s changing environment, we need to start looking at new ideas, and change the way we look at things so that our kids can grow up to be successful.

Topics: News, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: News, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

The Teen Rules For Technology in Our Society

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM

By: Alli Weiss

Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting