I have a confession to make. Never once in the nine years I have written Education Matters has this column touched on the unique academic needs and challenges of grade school students in the juvenile justice system.
Undereducated, poor and middle class high school graduates are the cannon fodder of higher education.
Rachel Coleman is a remarkable young woman. Upon completion of high school she was accepted to Ball State University with a full tuition scholarship, graduated with highest honors in three years, and then earned a master’s degree.
Vocational education (VE) has long been viewed as the path of last resort for under-performing high school students.
The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous environment.
This week the Special Education series offers an overview of Occupational Therapy and how these services may improve your child’s life in and outside the classroom.
In my work as a special education student advocate, I have participated in dozens of Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. Nearly all the students were offered occupational therapy as part of their remedial services plan.
Less than three months after marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision rendering state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional, the City of Baltimore is set to enact one of the country’s toughest youth curfews.
Upon meeting Verlando Brown for the first time, you would never guess this trim, self-confident graduate student received special education services in grade school to remediate stuttering.
Need to understand the importance of teaching our children how to swim? Read the words of these anguished grandparents.