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The Budget, Special Education Law and Your District

By Joan Levine, Ph.D. Whether we like it or not many districts are moving Special Ed. students into general education classrooms even when the teachers are not prepared or willing to take on this burden. With the loss of funding and a need for severe cuts to budgets, this has become a cost cutting measure. [...]

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Cadmium Used in Toys?

Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most dangerous, toxic pollutants known. This toxin can cause severe damage to the lungs, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. And it might be showing up in children’s toys!

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“Ability to Benefit” Options Eliminated

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY2012) omnibus spending bill included changes in eligibility for Pell Grants and other Title IV federal student financial aid. One particular provision could have a serious impact on students and adults with learning disabilities.

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