Special Education Open Forum

By |April 27th, 2010|

The Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, is hosting “A Facilitated Discussion About Students With Disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment.” The forum, which will be held on May 4, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Hartford, provides an opportunity for parents and advocates to express their views about educating students

In-School Suspension Law Should Not Be Delayed

By |April 12th, 2010|

Three years ago, the Connecticut legislature passed a law, Public Act 07-66, to require suspensions of students to occur in school unless “the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension.”

Gap in Reading Proficiency for Students with Disabilities

By |April 8th, 2010|

A recently released report from The Nation’s Report Card shows a significant gap between reading proficiency of students with disabilities and other students in Connecticut. Among students in fourth grade and students in eighth grade, only 13% of students with disabilities scored at the proficient level while 46% of other students scored at the proficient level
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