Starting in a little over a week, the Special Olympics USA games arrive in Seattle. We will be celebrating the accomplishments of more than 4,000 people with intellectual disabilities as they demonstrate their skills in gymnastics, swimming, track and field, and a variety of other events. Although these athletes will be in the limelight July 1-6, many will return home to lives of segregation, exclusion and lack of opportunity. That can change, and we as educators, employers and citizens can be the agents of that change. Inclusive education — providing children with disabilities the opportunities to learn alongside their typically developing peers — is the first step. At the Haring Center at the University of Washington, we run an inclusive early childhood learning center for children of all abilities and backgrounds, from birth through kindergarten. Every day more than 225 children attend early intervention, preschool and kindergarten classes. Some of these children have … [Read more...] about Inclusive education is a plus for children of all abilities
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This is immoral, it's a crime, and we are not going to accept that, ' said Gustavo Torres, executive director of the immigrant advocacy group CASA. Sessions announced the policy in Scottsdale, Ariz. As so many people are constantly pointing out, we are a nation of laws, and our laws say that no state can deny students a free and appropriate public school education due to their immigration status. HHS - that's the Department of Health and Human Services. They don't want to be contacted by a government agency. Many seized on reports that HHS "lost" 1,475 children previous year, describing them as "missing". "Out of an abundance of caution", he said, the agency tried to check in on thousands of children by calling their sponsors. "Separating children from their families has many disastrous consequences, not the least of which is making it much harder for them to make their claim for USA protection". Bussey begged to differ. Rather than stirring up division and targeting law-abiding … [Read more...] about Legal and policy describing White House statements on unaccompanied children: ‘Lies’
Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s education secretary Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, by the Senate when Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote to break a 50-50 tie. The president praised DeVos on Twitter as “a reformer, and she is going to be a great Education Sec. for our kids!" But DeVos has been criticized and even ridiculed for her stumbles and confusion during her confirmation hearing. Here are 10 things to know about DeVos. Charter school advocate, billionaire Republican donor DeVos, 59, is a billionaire Republican donor from Michigan who has spent more than two decades advocating for charter schools in her state and around the country, and has promoted conservative religious values. She is married to Dick DeVos, heir to the Amway marketing fortune. Above, DeVos stands with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., on Nov. 19, 2016. Mike Pence's historic, … [Read more...] about Who is Betsy DeVos, Trump’s new education secretary?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What's at stake for Kentucky teachers and public education in the vetoed budget bill? Though there were frustrations, teachers groups, including the Kentucky Education Association, had backed the budget bill that Matt Bevin vetoed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:44 a.m. ET April 10, 2018 CLOSE Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday said he will veto the tax reform bill and the entire two-year budget proposal that Kentucky's Republican-run legislature passed last week. … [Read more...] about What’s at stake for Kentucky teachers and public education in the vetoed budget bill?
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 21°F Anchorage: 21°F Subscribe Obituaries Advertise Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Opinions Author: Ben Walker | Opinion Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article As 2018 Alaska State Teacher of the Year, I want to make what has unfortunately become a controversial statement: The United States has one of the premier public education systems on the planet. We educate a wider variety of students, we do it free of charge, in the least restrictive environment, and at a strikingly high success rate. The clear connection between poverty and achievement is well documented and when taken into account, we are … [Read more...] about Alaska Teacher of the Year: Our public education system isn’t ‘broken’