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Prop 58's passage means the option of bilingual education for ELLs

Proposition 58 passed in a landslide on Nov. 8, signaling that the majority of California voters are ready to explore the benefits of bilingual education for English-language learners and other kids in our K-12 schools. The new measure repeals a 1998 law called Prop 227, which required all K-12 students in California to be educated primarily in English regardless of their primary language.

IEPs and planning for college

Going to college is a very common goal for students, including those with disabilities. Now, as can be the case in many areas related to education, there can be some special challenges for students with special needs when it comes to this goal. This includes challenges related to:

Federal data: More special needs kids are graduating

Among the concerns a parent of a student with disabilities may have is whether their child will be able to graduate. Now, a special needs student’s likelihood of getting a high school diploma can be affected by many aspects of their educational experience, both in high school and at lower levels. This is among the reasons why having a well-tailored Individualized Education Program that properly covers important issues relevant to their education needs can be so crucial for such students. So, what happens during the IEP process can matter greatly. Skilled education lawyers can give parents of special needs students guidance during this often complex process.

Teacher shortages and special education

It is critical for children with disabilities to get the special education services they need. Unfortunately, there are various things that can create challenges on this front. One is teacher shortages. A school not being able to get as many teachers as it needs, especially special education teachers, could potentially cut down on the support and opportunities special needs students have access to.

Digital technology and special needs students

Digital technology has come to play a major role in many key areas in our society. This includes education. Things such as computer and device use at schools, educational websites and online homework portals are making up a bigger and bigger part of the educational experience at U.S. schools. Digital technology in the classroom and online educational resources can provide many unique educational opportunities for students. However, they also raise challenges. Among these challenges are challenges with ensuring special needs students are able to access school-related digital technology and the opportunities it provides.

ADHD-related education guidance issued by federal government

Suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can pose some special challenges for a child when it comes to their educational experience. This is among the reasons why federal law gives special protections to individuals with ADHD when it comes to education. We discussed some of these special protections in a recent post.

Digging into your child’s IEP and progress toward it

When you have a child who needs special educational accommodations and approaches, you often trust that the school has the resources in place to create a plan that will accurately evaluate your child and will give him (or her) the tools to develop necessary skills. Though that is likely the intention, the results of their efforts might not always match up.

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