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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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