Connor Fogal’s education was defined by his body, not his brain Connor Fogal lives with what ifs. “Where would I be if I graduated high school like everyone else?”… click here for the rest of the story
Before he got a B in history, he was taught how to brush his teeth . Why Zach Hanham is among the thousands of Washoe County students with a disability who don’t graduate.
When Zach Hanham was a high school freshman, he sat in a classroom as a teacher explained tooth brushing. Back and forth. Up and down. “I really wanted to be part of high school,” said the now 19-year-old who dreamed of the typical teen experience. “I already knew how to…
In the 21 schools in the Val Verde School District, a child who has a disability has a guaranteed seat right next to a child who doesn’t. It’s one of the reasons the district of 20,000 students in Southern California has high school graduation rates that top ….http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/2016/07/25/districts-prioritize-inclusion-cited-high-graduation-rates-children-disabilities/87414016/
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In 2014, Brenda Donahue spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal about how her daughter was being abused at school. Her story is part of an investigation into Washoe County’s special education system. To watch the video click here
The Washoe County School District will hold principals accountable for how children with disabilities are educated as part of sweeping changes to its special education department. The new accountability measures follow years of low graduation rates for students with disabilities, threats of sanctions … Click here to continue reading this article