Top 10 Facts about Bullying and Students with Disabilities

Top 10 Facts about Bullying and Students with Disabilities

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. We'd like to get a head start on National Bullying Prevention Month by sharing PACER's list of facts that every parent, student and educator needs to know about bullying and harassment of students with disabilities.

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.”

Martha H. Ziegler, Educational-Rights Champion for Children with Disabilities, Dies

Martha H. Ziegler, Educational-Rights Champion for Children with Disabilities, Dies

Martha Ziegler has long been a familiar name, face, and change agent at work in the disability community and far beyond. She was instrumental in the parent movement to secure the educational rights of children with disabilities. We are very sad to report that Martha passed away on September 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Thank you, Martha, for your leadership, your vision, and your passion, which changed the landscape for so many people.

PRN's Special Ed Boot Camp

Parent participation in the special education process results in better success for children. Our Special Ed Boot Camp Webinar Series will teach you the basics so that you can be an informed, prepared participant. Join us from the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. Workshops are approximately 1 hour in length. Registration is required to access the webinars.