Category Archives: Special Education

Community Fundraisers We Should Consider Attending


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Demolition Begins Today at East Leyden’s Dodge Field


The demolition of Dodge Field began this morning .    This is the first step in the construction of a $65 million addition to East Leyden.  This construction includes a new expansive pool, a new state of the art cafeteria, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Transition for Adolescents with Disabilities And the Role That Your High School District Plays in that Transition


Congress has designated March as a time that businesses recognize the talents that people with disabilities contribute to their communities. As companies such as AMC Theatres, Walgreens and Microsoft can attest, disabled workers can be a great asset.  But only … Continue reading

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East Leyden Awards Ceremony 


Attending Awards Ceremony with RJ and MJ at East Leyden #mccampbell #rjmccampbell #royfmccampbell https://t.co/iFUMHYQYZX ​​

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Is Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Obsolete ?  Should Norwood Park Grammar Schools Withdraw From LASEC and Consolidate Special Education Services ?


  Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) is a partnership organization composed of Leyden SD212, Elmwood Park Consolidated SD401 ,  Ridgewood SD234 , Mannheim SD83, Franklin Park SD84,  River Grove SD85.5 ,  Rhodes SD84.5 , Norridge SD80, Pennoyer SD79, Union … Continue reading

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My Goal for All Parishioners: Be Passionate, Be Concerned, Be Involved in the Chicago Archdiocese Parish Consolidation Process


I am going to open with my closing thoughts from an earlier posting on this topic of Chicago Archdiocese parish consolidation: “My closing thoughts:  I think this is a great opportunity for all people and for the archdiocese. We have … Continue reading

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Why Schools Resist Consolidating —-There are financial and educational benefits to merging small school districts, yet it’s almost always a hard sell.


No great surprise here: A recent audit in New Jersey recommended that the state move forward with school district consolidation efforts. While New Jersey has already merged several school districts, it still has some 545 of them, more than many … Continue reading

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Illinois Has Too Many School Districts


From 1930 through 1970, a gradual consolidation process eliminated 9 of every 10 school districts nationally. The number of districts in the U.S. fell dramatically, to fewer than 20,000 from over 120,000. Illinois followed similar trends. In 1942, Illinois had … Continue reading

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Should We Consider Consolidating School Districts In Leyden Township ?


School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak. That’s why, as … Continue reading

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The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees special ed students extra help no matter how much it costs.


The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees special ed students extra help no matter how much it costs. Can IEP Teams Say “No” To Special Education Services Based on Money Woes? No, No and No! By Michelle Ball, California … Continue reading

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