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Script Training on School Law: October 3, 2017

A principal’s role as instructional leader can be overwhelming in light of the multiple statutory requirements related to the education of students who have special learning needs. Compliance with statutes and regulations, both federal (IDEA, Section 504, RtI) and Arkansas-specific (dyslexia, standards-based grading), can create a web of seemingly endless data collection and management that …

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Arkansas Partially Compliant

A recent letter to the ADE from the USDOE dated January 13, 2017, addresses alignment of grade level standards, instruction and curriculum.  Arkansas was found only partially meeting the requirements as related to the state assessment system.  The directive from the USDOE stresses the importance of aligning grade level standards to instruction and assessment. It …

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Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.

Earlier this year, The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted certiorari to Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Special education teachers and school administrators should follow this case because the decision rendered will be far-reaching and will likely bring greater focus to the importance of data. The question to be decided is …