Highlights: Kids from 8,652 failing schools can transfer to better schools this fall - what to do if your child's school is on The List; learning about the No Child Left Behind Act; Wall Street Journal recommends Wrightslaw; help for college kids with disabilities; accommodations & waivers for college students; new Yellow Pages for Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Vermont.
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1. Kids from 8,652 Failing Schools Can Transfer This Fall - Is Your Child's School on "The List"?
July 1, 2002, U. S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced
that students in more than 8,600 schools will be able to attend a
higher-performing school in their district because the schools
they currently attend failed to meet state academic standards for
the past two years.
2. Assignment: Learn About the No Child Left Behind Act
If you have a child in public school, the No Child Left Behind Act is likely to have a big impact on your child's education. You need to learn about this new law.
Begin your course of study at our No Child Left Behind Page:
Get Fact Sheets about Reading Achievement, Reading First, 21st Century Technology, State Standards, Getting Students Help, Measuring Progress, Good Teachers, School Safety, and other topics from U. S. Department of Education:
3. Wall Street Journal Article Recommends Wrightslaw to Parents of Disabled Children
In a hard-hitting article about parents of adult disabled children, reporter Kelly Greene recommendsWrightslaw for "Advocacy resources for parents of children with disabilities." (July 2, 2002)
Read Wall Street Journal Recommends Wrightslaw for Parents of Disabled Children at:
4. Help for College Kids- New Flyer from Wrightslaw
transition from high school to college is difficult. Although
college students with disabilities are protected from discrimination
under Section 504, some professors take a dim view of students who
for College Students with Disabilities Flyer:
5. Accommodations for College Students by Dr. Mike Brown
Brown writes, "I have some suggestions for parents whose kids
are having difficulty getting universities to waive course
requirements. Although universities are not eager to waive
requirements, they can often be persuaded to do so."
6. New Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities - Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont
30 states down, 20 states and 6 territories to go!
We continue to build our Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people who love and work
with our children can get reliable information and support. You will
find many different resources on the Yellow Pages - government
programs, grassroots organizations, and support groups.
Please visit the Yellow Pages for your state. If you know about a good resource that we have not included, please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
the subject line of your message, type your state's two letter
designation: NY, MN, TX, NH followed by the words YELLOW PAGES - for
example, NY YELLOW PAGES. Thanks!
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