Students skipping school is an unfortunate -- but very old -- problem for families and schools across California. For some kids, skipping class is an act of rebellion; for others it's an indication of boredom; others skip because they are not prepared.
Concerned about the lack of progress in the working relationship between you your child's teachers? There's a lot at stake in your contact with the special education department at your child's school such as:
Achieving goals is critical for any child, whether they excel at school or need some extra help. Effective goal-setting along with adequate support from teachers and other educational workers can help a child find success, so it is important for parents to play an active role in helping set goals for their child.
The recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Free Appropriate Public Education just sent a welcome message for parents of children with disabilities: Your child must be given the opportunity to make significant progress in their learning environment—and not be passed along from year to year without real improvement.
If you are the parent of a child with special needs, then you are likely well aware of how important support tools and resources can be. This is particularly true when it comes to your child's education.
California will make changes on how the state's special education teachers are trained, perhaps marking the latest step toward improving classroom experiences for students, as well as relations between parents, schools and teachers.