New Mission

New Mission

My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Special Education After High School

We need more programs like the one started in Arizona to provide resources for individuals with special needs post-high-school.  Apparently, this program called Project FOCUS is geared toward people with various learning disabilities to offer them the college experience, an area not covered by the IDEA which usually stops at high school graduation.  Although it would not be a "full" college experience because the funding only applies to several classes and does not cover the student through graduation, it is a great step in the right direction.  Some points that need to be clarified: What type of special education support do these students receive while taking these classes?  How are they grouped?  Specifically what types of students are eligible and ineligble for this program?