Inclusion Vs. Self-Contained Opportunities for Students in School

Debate continues even today on whether students should be educated in inclusive programs or self-contained programs. When looking at the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law never uses the word “inclusion,” instead the law refers to “Least Restrictive Environment” or LRE. For some students LRE cannot be achieved in a fully “inclusive” classroom. […]

It’s Re-enrollment Time Again

The enrollment period for the Healthcare Exchange is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. If you need to re-enroll, or change options, there are several things to remember. This article will look at the different methods of getting enrolled, what you should gather together to help with enrollment, and what kinds of questions help you […]

Guardianship…Did you know that the Annual Letters of Guardianship Expire?

“Guardians are required to provide the Court with periodic reports on the status of the incapacitated person and the administration of the guardianship.  The order which appointed the guardian and subsequent orders approving periodic reports specified and period of 12, 24, 36 months; the report must be filed within 90 days of the end of […]

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in Schools

By Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd Center for Strong Schools University of Washington Tacoma   We wouldn’t exclude, humiliate or send a child home for making an academic error. However, when it comes to misbehavior, a typical response has been to punish or wait until the behavior escalates or occurs at a high rate or intensity before […]

Finding Schools: Local Schools and Other Options

Moving? Really dissatisfied with your child’s current school? Looking for an environment where your child can thrive and not just struggle through? These tools and tips will get you started on the process of locating schools that meet your child’s needs. If you live in, or are moving to Washington State, you have some options […]

Time to Get Ready for the New School Year

By Louis Mendoza Father’s Network Learn about Father’s Network by clicking on http://fathersnetwork.org/ The new school year is just around the corner and now is a good time to start getting ready.   The new school year may mean a new teacher, classroom, school or just returning to the structure of a school day.  Taking some time […]