September 30, 2017

Who Is Included In The Spiritual Fabric

of Your Community?

All May Enter Now

Exerpts From - The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directorship Program, Final Project Paper - Personal Spiritual Deepening  -

by Marie Lewis

Snowflakes are uniquely different....

December 28, 2015

By Donald Litman, JD, MFS

      Education Law Attorney

 

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents a policy change for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the 50-yea...

December 26, 2015

 

 

THE SHOCKING WAYS SCHOOLS FAIL STUDENTS WHO ARE LGBTQ+

 

Students who are LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Plus) face discrimination and harassment daily at school, by both students and adults (13). All research indicates that a school’s climate has a dire...

October 13, 2015

 

CHILD NEGLIGENCE - Our children are more important than this!

 

The Auditor General of Pa’s Special Performance Audit Report, (Oct. 6, 2015), is the results of two performance audits of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). It contains 30 recommendations and s...

September 23, 2015

 The Pope did not forget us!

I watched and was hanging on his every word.  We don't need to be Catholic to see Pope Francis as one of the world's great spiritual leaders, reformers and advocates.

This was not necessarily directed at the disability community but includes...

August 21, 2015

              Access   Attitude   Choice   Communication   Opportunity   Policy 

 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DRAFT POLICY STATEMENT...

August 20, 2015

OPENING DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL

This speech was given by a new H.S. principal in Florida

to the students and faculty of our high school:
 

I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of...

July 21, 2015

Neglect of educational potential, of those with disabilities, will come back to bite us!

 

We are writing off half a million children, who have the potential to learn and access many forms of post-secondary education, in the next 2 years.

 

We have little time and have dra...

July 21, 2015

WHAT IS INCLUSION?

"Successful inclusion is measured by one’s level to appropriately participate and access their education."

Marie Lewis, RN, PhD, BCEA

 

 

 

Inclusion is not just placement in a regular education class. 

 

 

BEING INCLUDED:

  • Has positive effect on achievemen...