Tag Archives: Special Education

New Illinois Legislation Makes Significant Changes In Special Education Procedural Requirements To Benefit the Students


I have had my eye on House Bill 3586, which has been awaiting the Governor’s signature since June. Well, the time has come; Governor Pritzker signed the law on Friday, August 30, 2019 (PA 101-0515). And there were no amendments … Continue reading

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Begin Your Planning Early For Children With Special Needs


Don’t wait until your child with special needs turns age 18 to begin planning. Becoming a legal adult leads to many changes in available benefits, needs, and your ability to act on your child’s behalf. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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Has Our Educational System Failed Those Students With Mental Health Issues ?


Nineteen weeks into 2019, there have already been 15 school shootings in the US in which someone was hurt or killed. Is this a reflection of the educational systems’ failure to identify mental health issues ?

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Principal Symptoms of ADHD in Children and Teenagers


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental health problems affecting children in the United States. It is widely discussed in popular mental health articles, and it seems that parents all think they know how to … Continue reading

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Interesting Position: Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them


Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them. Chicago Teachers Union leaders on Tuesday submitted their first contract proposals — including 5-percent pay raises — to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, though most negotiations are expected … Continue reading

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Leyden High Schools To Have An E Learning Day on Monday, November 26, 2018


Tomorrow – Monday, November 26, 2018 will be an E-Learning Day at East and West Leyden schools at Leyden SD 212. Assignments will be available in @Schoology by 9:00 am. Students make sure to sign in for attendance purposes and … Continue reading

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Norridge SD 80 Moves Forward on Leaving LASEC


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The “Magic” in School District Education Settlement Agreements


  As any lawyer or hearing officer will attest, it is almost always better to settle a case than to go to hearing. There are several reasons for this. First, it avoids the delay, expense, uncertainty, and emotional strain associated … Continue reading

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Are Chicago Area School Superintendents Seeking To Protect Their “Turf” By Restricting Competition Without Considering the Best Interests of the Families and Students by Opposing HR 610 ?


Currently, throughout the Chicagoland area various persons purportedly speaking in behalf of school districts are panic peddling concerns by area Superintendents, regarding a US Congress House Bill (HR 610) that was introduced for consideration by the US House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Disabled teens suffering the mental health effects of bullying


New research shows the effect of bullying on disabled teenagers and suggests what schools can do to help. — Read on theconversation.com/disabled-teens-suffering-the-mental-health-effects-of-bullying-101186

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