Category Archives: Special Education

Special Education – October 2017

FAST Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education FAST assessments may be written into some of your students’ IEPs.  For these students, the IEP mostly likely dictates that progress monitoring should occur every two weeks.  This means that your teachers … Continue reading

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Special Education – September 2017

FAST Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education FAST assessments may be written into some of your students’ IEPs.  For these students, the IEP mostly likely dictates that progress monitoring should occur every two weeks.  This means that your teachers … Continue reading

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Special Education – August 2017

Special Education Director Network Special Education Director Network meetings will occur three times throughout the school year. Special Education Directors, building administrators, and special education coaches are welcome to attend to learn more about current issues in special education. Meeting … Continue reading

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Special Education – May 2017

June 6 & 7 – Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Great Prairie AEA will offer two summer opportunities for school teams who want to be trained in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (aka CPI) training.  Participants will be trained in a safe, non-harmful response … Continue reading

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Special Education – April 2017

Supreme Court Ruling on FAPE On March 22, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous decision today in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1.  The Court articulated the following standard for a FAPE: “To meet … Continue reading

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Special Education – March 2017

DE Releases Updated Guidance on Four Plus Programming The Department of Education released updated guidance on Four Plus Programming, effective August 2017.  The new guidance is consistent with the U.D. Department of Education and Iowa DE IDEA guidance.  It stresses … Continue reading

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Special Education – February 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Heard Oral Argument in Special Education Case The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on January 11, 2017, in the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.  At the heart of the issue is the … Continue reading

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