IDEA Weekly Update - Approaching The Finish Line!
- OUR CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND
** WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW **
OCTOBER 30-31, 2004
IDEA WEEKLY UPDATE - APPROACHING THE FINISH LINE!
It’s getting down to the wire, folks, and this week on our Home page we have a piece that will let you know what you can still do to help. Please read “Approaching the Finish Line: This and That Updates” for some ideas on how to help in the final stretch!
Also on our Home page this week, we have an inspiring piece about parents’ dreams for their kids, and why our lawmakers should respect those dreams (hint: they could help not only OUR kids, but ALL kids and society, if they did so!). Read “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and then read the reaction of one of our readers who was inspired by this piece – “I Have A Dream Too,” posted on our Message Board.
The Breaking News this week includes parent visits to the Hill! You can read about it in “SpEdVoters Contact Congress Campaign” and “SpEdVoters Talking Points,” both posted on our Breaking News page. (We also have the press release about this event, courtesy of Awak(e) Advocacy, posted on our Message Board this week.)
Also on our Breaking News page, we have an excerpt on IDEA reauthorization from the AUCD Legislative News In Brief as well as a detailed update/action alert from DREDF.
On The Grapevine this week, we have a piece by Dee Alpert, publisher of The Special Education Muckraker (www.specialeducationmuckraker.com), discussing the issue of IDEA self-monitoring by districts. Find out why, at least in one state, LEA self-monitoring doesn’t work!
Finally, on our Message Board, we have information on what to do if you find out your polling place is inaccessible.
Speaking of voting, please get out and vote!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandy Strassman Alperstein, today's parentvolunteer@...
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