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Highly Qualified Teacher in Special Education

January 17, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 added a qualification requirement for special education teachers to be “highly qualified” to align with The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Every Parent should understand what it means to be “highly qualified” and has the right to request the qualifications of any of your child’s Teachers. Read the rest of this entry →

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Top 10 Reasons why Parent Involvement is Crucial for IEP Success

September 19, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

The Individual’s with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states, “(1) the parents of a child with a disability must be afforded an opportunity to participate in (IEP) meetings with respect to (i) the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of the child; and (ii) the provision of FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) to the child.”

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) defines Parent Involvement as, “the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities including: Read the rest of this entry →

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