Dec 27, 2010

The Differences Between 504 Plans & IEPs

Today’s podcast is titled “The Differences Between 504 Plans & IEPs.” In this podcast, we discuss the similarities and differences between the documentation requirements and enforcement options under the IDEA and Section 504.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=2305. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Oct 8, 2010

Can’t vs. Won’t

Today’s podcast is titled “Can't vs. Won't.” In this podcast, we discuss what happens when general education staff are faced with special education challenges that they are unable or unwilling to address.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=1636. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Sep 27, 2010

The Proliferation of Tutoring Centers & FAPE

Today’s podcast is titled “The Proliferation of Tutoring Centers & FAPE.” In this podcast, we discuss how public special education contributes to private tutoring costs for children with special needs.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=1552. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Jul 10, 2010

Feds Seek to Outlaw Injurious & Deadly School Discipline Practices

Today’s podcast is titled “Feds Seek to Outlaw Injurious & Deadly School Discipline Practices.” In this podcast, we discuss the status of the Keeping All Students Safe Act and what you can do to help protect all children from harmful disciplinary practices in our nation’s schools.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=1303. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Jun 21, 2010

Extended School Year - What it Is and Isn’t

Today’s podcast is titled “Extended School Year - What it Is and Isn't.” In this podcast, we discuss the federal regulations regarding ESY and how that compares to what is typically offered by school districts to parents of children with disabilities for ESY.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=1196. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Feb 5, 2010

When Schools Call the Police on Parents

Today’s podcast is titled “When Schools Call the Police on Parents.” In this podcast, we discuss a severe abuse of authority, particularly when directed at minority, low-income, single parents.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=938. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Jan 13, 2010

Finding Solutions, Not Asserting Authority

Today’s podcast is titled “Finding Solutions, Not Asserting Authority.” In this podcast, we discuss the negative impact that school administrator malfeasance has on special education.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=825. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Dec 28, 2009

Anti-Student Practices Involving Teachers’ Unions

Today’s podcast is titled “Anti-Student Practices Involving Teachers' Unions.” In this podcast, we discuss the evolution of unionization in public education and the sometimes negative impact this has on achieving appropriate student outcomes for children with special needs.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=702. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Dec 24, 2009

Professionalism in Lay Advocacy

Today’s podcast is titled “Professionalism in Lay Advocacy.” In this podcast, we discuss the importance of professional conduct when working as a special education lay advocate.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=690. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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Dec 15, 2009

The Latest on Forest Grove

Today’s podcast is titled “The Latest on Forest Grove.” In this podcast, we review the December 8, 2009 decision of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon in the matter of Forest Grove School District v.s TA.

To view the visual aids that are included with this podcast, please see our corresponding blog article at http://www.kps4parents.org/blog/?p=644. You can comment on this podcast below, on our blog at the same web address as our corresponding blog article, or email us at info@kps4parents.org.

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