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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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Proposed Amendments To The Regulations Relating To Impartial Hearings

As was indicated in a previous post, the state has come down hard on hearing officers and the manner in which impartial hearings have been conducted.  As part of this firestorm, the state education department has proposed amendments to the regulations relating to special education impartial hearings to address issues of noncompliance.  The areas of focus are: certification and appointment of IHO's; consolidation of multiple due process requests for the same student; pre-hearing conferences; withdrawals of due process requests; and the timeline for rendering a decision.  The proposed effective date is May 16, 2012.  

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