United Opt Out National

Please consider adding this portfolio letter to your opt out/refusal letter this year. We are finding that report card grades for the 2013-2014 school year are increasingly based on corporate test scores. Student work is counting for less when determining …

via United Opt Out National.


Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten

Getting Ready

By mid-November of the school year prior to kindergarten transition, an informal conference should be scheduled to:

exchange information with you about the transition process, including the general timeline for transition activities;

interview you/discuss your educational priorities for your child;

allow educational staff to discuss their priorities for your child and develop an action plan outlining the specific process for your child (desired outcomes, target dates, personnel responsible);

explain possible program options available at that level (not specific to your child).

Remember that your child’s progress during the current year will be included in the decision-making process about appropriate kindergarten options.


Parents’ Rights – Quality Assurance Process (CA Dept of Education)

Parents of children with disabilities from ages three through twenty-one have specific educational rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These rights are called procedural safeguards. Individuals serving as surrogate parents and students aged eighteen receiving special education services, are also entitled to these rights.

via Parents’ Rights – Quality Assurance Process (CA Dept of Education).