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Parkland Shooting Suspect Lost Special-Needs Help at School When He Needed It Most

Parkland Shooting Suspect Lost Special-Needs Help at School When He Needed It Most By Patricia Mazzei MIAMI — Nikolas Cruz was an 18-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., when a spate of disturbing behavior led to a fateful meeting about the future of his schooling. Education specialists told Mr. Cruz he should…

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A PARENT’S GUIDE TO PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE

Did you know that Prior Written Notice is required to be provided by your Local Educational Agency (“LEA”) to the parents of a student whenever it proposes to initiate or change, or refuses to initiate change, the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of the student, or the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”)…

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Struggling in School?

Acting out?  Being bullied?  Disciplinary issues? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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Struggling in School? Come to our informational event: October 2, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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Problems with Peers: What is Bullying? What Can I Do?

Bullying has been defined in case law as unwanted aggressive behavior among school-aged children that is real or perceived involving an imbalance of power to control or harm others.  Actions can include: Threats whether verbal or written Social bullying such as spreading rumors Verbal or physical assaults Exclusion from a group Moreover, bullying can also…

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My Child Struggles in School: What Can I do?

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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My Child Is Struggling In School. What Can I Do?

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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Informational Event on June 14, 2017, at 10 a.m.: Is Your Child Struggling In School?

Event: Is Your Child Struggling In School? The Bergman team advocates for the rights of parents and students to get a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”). If you answer YES to any of the following questions, your child may not be getting a FAPE: • Acting out or getting in trouble in school? Bombarded with…

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A Guide to Family Educational and Privacy Rights (FERPA)

A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Educational Records Did you know that a federal privacy law exists that gives certain protection regarding your child’s educational records?  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives the parent the right to review their child’s records and request changes until the child turns 18 years old.  FERPA also…

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Bullying in Schools

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Many students can become the perpetrator or target of teasing or hurtful behavior at some point during their school years. The conduct becomes a concern when hurtful or aggressive behavior toward an individual or a group appears to be unprovoked, intentional, and repetitive. Bullying is defined as hostile…

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