Category Archives: Special Education
I have had enough with the canned reference to “teacher bashing” and the connotation that any negative comment regarding teacher behavior is in some way “bashing”. “Reprinted from the Blog: Parents for Progress“ The concept “teacher bashing” seems to be … Continue reading →
So this was just delivered to every Leyden High School parent’s mailbox. This was clearly written and produced as if there was no pandemic. The information contained in this mailing was irrelevant before they mailed it. Each envelope cost $1.81 … Continue reading →
ISBE Issues the Guidance for the Re-Opening of School in the Fall, 2020—Governor Approves the Re-Opening of All Schools This Fall
Illinois officials on Tuesday shared guidance for students and teachers to return to the classroom in the fall. Meanwhile, the total known case count climbed to 137,825 and the death toll to 6,707 statewide since the start of the pandemic. … Continue reading →
Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes … Continue reading →
Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs
Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs. The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading →
A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in the Fall?
A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in September? The reality is that schools will not be returning in the way that is familiar to us and our children. … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Presents An Up-Date on the Future of Education and Graduation at the Leyden High Schools as of May 11, 2020
Dr. Polyak announced that graduation for the senior classes at East and West Leyden High Schools will be virtual. The planning for the virtual graduation is on-going. He tells everyone they should be tuning in for a surprise at … Continue reading →
Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Carmen I. Ayala said parents should be prepared to continue homeschooling their children in the fall, as the state’s K-12 schools could remain closed. Ayala, of west suburban Downers Grove, made the remarks during a … Continue reading →
Why Weren’t Leyden, Norwood Park and Maine Township Schools as well as the Rest of the State of Illinois Prepared for On-Line Education When This Pandemic Came Upon Us ? Historic School Teacher Union Opposition to On-Line Education Is the Answer !!!
Leyden High Schools pioneered on line education calling it E-Learning for that one or two snow days a year, but because the teachers’ unions such as the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association oppose such a direction for … Continue reading →
So What Could a Virtual Graduation Look Like at Leyden High Schools in May, 2020 ? This is Something We As a Community Need to Embrace to Make the Graduation Meaningful for All.
High schools in Illinois including Leyden Highs Schools will not be able to hold traditional graduation ceremonies in May because of advice from health experts to limit crowds in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as evolving … Continue reading →