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29 06, 2017

Comments that Parents Hear: “Since your child just moved here, there is no reason to review the IEP.”

2018-07-12T11:27:42-05:00

How should you respond if the school says: “Since your child just moved here, there is no reason to review the IEP. We will just transfer the old goals to our new forms.”  Chuck Noe, Partners Resource Network’s Education Specialist, shares possible options in this post from the Comments that Parents Hear series. The regulations differentiate between a student who has transferred within the state and one who transferred from another state. If the student came from another school within the same state, the new school “in consultation with the parents” must provide FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) to the child [...]

Comments that Parents Hear: “Since your child just moved here, there is no reason to review the IEP.”2018-07-12T11:27:42-05:00
28 06, 2017

2017 Texas Bills Regarding Education

2018-07-23T14:05:04-05:00

Chuck Noe, PRN Education Specialist, shares his insights on newly signed Texas legislation. Please keep in mind that even though a bill is effective immediately, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) must go through the process of developing and posting rules before schools can begin implementing some of the laws. HB 1866 “Sec. 8.061.  DYSLEXIA SPECIALIST. Each regional education service center shall employ as a dyslexia specialist a person licensed as a dyslexia therapist under Chapter 403, Occupations Code, to provide school districts served by the center with support and resources that are necessary to assist students with dyslexia and the families of students [...]

2017 Texas Bills Regarding Education2018-07-23T14:05:04-05:00
14 06, 2017

Texas Legislative Update for June 2017

2017-06-30T15:07:33-05:00

Chuck Noe, PRN Education Specialist,  shares his insights on newly signed Texas legislation.  Please keep in mind that even though a bill is effective immediately, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) must go through the process of developing and posting rules before schools can begin implementing some of the laws. HB 657  An ARD committee (IEP team) may promote a student to the next grade level if the committee concludes that the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals contained in the student’s IEP despite not passing the STAAR.  At the beginning of each school year, a district must [...]

Texas Legislative Update for June 20172017-06-30T15:07:33-05:00
14 06, 2017

Texas Success Initiative and Postsecondary Education

2017-06-30T15:07:57-05:00

Traditionally students with disabilities could enroll in any educational institution (community college, junior college, four year college/university), trade school or technical institute that would accept them. Recently, Texas passed legislation (Texas Success Initiative – TSI) designed to help postsecondary institutions determine, if a student is ready for college level coursework. […]

Texas Success Initiative and Postsecondary Education2017-06-30T15:07:57-05:00
14 06, 2017

Facilitated IEPs in Texas

2017-06-30T15:08:44-05:00

In the last ten years, Texas has taken interest in the growing use of “facilitated IEPs” to assist in dealing with “difficult” IEP meetings and resolving disagreements.  In 2013, the Texas passed legislation addressing facilitated IEPs.  IEP facilitation offered by a school is now an option for resolving disputes. TAC 89.1196 (a)  – IEP facilitation “refers to a method of alternative dispute resolution that involves the use of a trained facilitator to assist an admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee in developing an IEP for a student with a disability. The facilitator uses facilitation techniques to help the committee members communicate [...]

Facilitated IEPs in Texas2017-06-30T15:08:44-05:00
7 12, 2016

Proposed TEA Rules on Special Education

2017-06-30T16:10:41-05:00

TEA has proposed changes in three sections of the state rules on students with disabilities. Public comment period on these proposed changes is Nov. 25 – December 27, 2016. The links for making comments on each of the 3 sections are available on the TEA website. Hearings on the first 2 proposed rule changes (Division 2 & 7) will be held December 8 & 9, 2016 at the TEA building in Austin. People can sign up to comment each morning. Please post your comments about the proposed rules below. You may see some changes or issues that I am overlooking. [...]

Proposed TEA Rules on Special Education2017-06-30T16:10:41-05:00

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