New Mission

New Mission


My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Summary of SRO Bentley Decisions So Far

Without going into the specific details of the cases here, this is an overview of the existing decisions from SRO Bentley:

SRO 10-069: Agreed with IHO and determined that school district offered FAPE

SRO 10-070: Overruled IHO's award of reimbursement and determined that the school district offered FAPE because the program it recommended was appropriate and the parent's alleged procedural violations did not rise to the level where relief under the IDEA would be warranted

SRO 10-073: Overruled IHO's award of reimbursement and determined that the school district offered FAPE

SRO 10-076: Agreed with and upheld IHO's denial of reimbursement and held that the program offered by the district was appropriate and parent's alleged procedural violations did not rise to the level of a denial of FAPE

SRO 10-079: Overruled IHO's award of tuition reimbursement and held that the school district offered FAPE

SRO 10-081: Dismissed the appeal as untimely and didn't not reach the merits of the case

SRO 10-094: Overruled the IHO's award of reimbursement and ruled that the school district fulfilled its obligation