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List of Ohio Schools Investigated for Civil Rights Violations Now Available Online

Monday, 12 February 2018 15:44

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Many of our clients who are unhappy with their school district ask us to recommend a “good” school district. This is a really tough question to answer because it really comes down to the type of disability the child has (some districts are better with Autism, others with anxiety) and the people--from administration to the child’s intervention specialist or aide. As we all know, staff changes frequently and can’t be the basis for something as big as a home purchase. However, there are some ways to investigate and compare districts,

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I Think My Child Was Abused by School Staff - What Can I Do?

Monday, 29 January 2018 14:17

desksThis is the first in a three-part series on how to identify and respond to potential abuse by school employees.

PART 1: HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED?

Abuse of a student by school staff is very rare, but when there is a suspicion, a host of questions arise, especially if your child has difficulty communicating. The first part of the series offers ways that parents can ascertain whether abuse occurred.

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Special Education Q & A

Friday, 29 December 2017 12:58

Mom DayExceptional Mom’s Day was amazing—we learned, we shared, we laughed, we cried, we ate, and we walked around in our amazingly comfortably fuzzy pink socks while sipping hot cocoa! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have met new people and reconnect with familiar faces, all of us going on a similar journey.

But there is only SO MUCH you can pack into one session and we had to end the day with some people’s questions being unanswered. Here, as promised, are the answers to those questions…

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2017 Ohio School Report Cards Released

Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:42

Report CardEach year the Ohio Department of Education issues report cards to each public school district in Ohio. Given the changes in the standards and testing, the past few years have shown some unusually poor grades across the state. However, the state expects that this year’s report cards will show some improvement. Click here to see your district’s report. 

There is also a separate yearly report specifically focused on special education. Click here to see your district’s results. Here, districts are rated on the following questions about their students with disabilities:

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