What Are My Options for Solving a Dispute with My Child's School?

Options for solving a dispute with your child's school

There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. They may try informal approaches to resolving the conflict, such as reviewing and revising the child’s IEP or holding a facilitated IEP meeting (an approach emerging in the field).

New Federal Guidance on Correctional Education

New Federal Guidance on Correctional Education

Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder recently announced the release of a Correctional Education Guidance Package to help states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America’s estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day.

Updated NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements from TEA

Updated NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

Section 1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all teachers teaching core subject academic areas to meet specific competency and educational requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “highly qualified.”

Children (3 to 22 years)

special education 101

The education of children with disabilities is a top national priority. Our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), sets high standards for their achievement and guides how special help and services are made available in schools to address their individual needs.