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, April 6, 2012

SRO 12-002

SRO Appeal No. 12-002 concerns a child with Down's syndrome who was placed at an independent private school as a result of the school district's failure to provide an appropriate program.  The private school did not employ its own related services providers, instead, relying on the district to provide services to those kids whose IEP's recommended it.  The State attempts to clarify the district's obligation to provide services to a private school student, but after a discussion about the history behind N.Y.'s "dual enrollment" statute, and the proportional funding provisions of the IDEA, the answer was still unclear.

* Note: The school district accused the IHO of incompetence but the SRO declined to find it.