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It's that time of year when everyone is on the hunt for the school supply list, the teacher wish list; and, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack that Target had online but can't locate in the store (oh wait, that's MY challenge at the moment).
Seriously, this time of year for many is filled with excitement but for children who learn differently and their parents--there is often very little to be excited about as the fights about homework resume.
According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, nearly 2.4 million students are diagnoised with LD and receive special education services in schools.
For parents trying to navigate this educational maze to obtain help for their child, it is often described as the equivilent of attempting to climb Mt. Everest in flipflops.
What do you need to know to advocate effectively for your child? What is an IEP? Who is eligible for a 504 plan? Is there really a difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP? What are the first steps in the IEP process? Does it really speed up the process to get your child tested outside of the school system? What are some types of things you as a parent or guardian can ask to have included in the IEP? We're going to cover all of this and more!
If you have a child that you believe may need extra help in school to thrive then this show is for you!
We will have Licensed Psychologist Dr. Arcella Trimble as our guest to help navigate the waters on Educational Advocacy 101 for Parents and Guardians as well as blogger Karen Wesley Weaver.
Karen's blog, Confessions of An Asperger's Mom (http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/) has been featured on Mamapedia and is listed on the Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com (yes, please go vote for Confessions of An Asperger's Mom).
Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Lak, Hip Hop at it's best!
Larry “LAK” Henderson is the founder of Smart Music Entertainment, and the creator of a new sound of hip-hop music that is used as a tool to educate and awaken the consciousness of youth and people in our communities. His album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon bestseller lists (#1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music), and has received airplay on major radio stations around the world, due to his combination of deep, historical insights and authentic hip-hop sound.
The album features songs about African and African-American history, politics, geography, money management, and commentary on the social war raging in our urban communities. CBS calls Lesson One “creative, innovative, and informative.” Dominion of New York Magazine says, “Most people who use hip-hop to educate do so badly. Lak does it so well.”
Lak is a social critic, history and religion intellectual, and an innovative education advocate. Through his company’s Smart Music Insights initiative, he offers free performances and educational workshops for urban youth; guidance for parents and youth educators on ways to foster learning; and original songwriting to support awareness campaigns for positive community organizations. Lak holds degrees in Africana Studies, Communications, and Labor Studies from Rutgers University, and studied studio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research.
Lak has been featured as a guest on a host of radio and television programs, including London UK’s BANG 103.6 FM, CBS, KMOJ 89.9 FM Minneapolis, WVON 1690 AM Chicago, WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton University, WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers University, WMNF 88.5 Tampa, BET, LA Talk Radio, and many more.
Is the White House Educational Policy impacting your child's ability to get a quality education?
Before, it was Bush with No Child Left Behind; now, it is Obama with Race to the Top.
How is the White House Education policy driving Quality Education and Student Progress / Success? Are we really closing the 'GAP'? Do we understand Common Core, School Ratings, the Charter School Movement and Teacher Evaluation?
What do we really think about the National Education Policy?
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HOW PROJECT BASED LEARNING TRANSFORMS THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
The return of educator Oliver Schinkten of Oshkosh (by Gosh) Wisconsin, founder of Communities, the interdisciplinary program teaching science and leadership with Compassion based Learning
Presented by ZANER BLOSER
NCEBCTalkRadio welcomes back show host: Dr. Eric Cooper and Co-host Dr. Nicole McZeal-Walters for an engaging discussion with Dr. Peter Cookson, Jr., prolific author of the award-winning new book: "Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools."
What will it take to improve the lives of those students America continues to fail
The role of education policy and the rights of American schoolchildren and youth
If your child has struggled at all in school, you’ve probably started hearing a lot of letters and numbers. Join About.com experts Terri Mauro (Parenting Special Needs), Amanda Morin (Kids' Learning Activities), Lisa Jo Rudy (Autism), and Keriann Wilmot (Toys) as we talk about IEPs and 504s, OT and PT, and other services your child may or may need and you may be worried about taking advantage of.
An oracle is someone who is highly regarded and makes wise and insightful pronouncements. This first-week-of-the-month recurring episode will focus on how an individual can serve as his/her own oracle. Free readings will be offered via the phone or the chat room featuring the newly released ISoMH Inner Oracle Self-Discovery Cards.
We'll be Defining Consciousness and talking about what it means to be Conscious in a society that is OPPRESSING our community. Forming Bonds between different "Conscious" communities and seeking solutions on how those different communities can work together to reach solutions to the problems the system that oppresses us all creates.
Episode 23 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine
Hosting educational events and social mixers is a great way to build your circle of people who know, like and trust you. There are ways to pull off great events without spending a fortune. Combine efforts with other groups and people who complement one another so everyone finds value in attending.
About this weekly show:
Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice? Listen and learn to tips you can use today!
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About Jim and Nick:
Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"
Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.
Is the controversial American school reform known as #Commoncore simply the latest iteration in corporate America's design to make Americans more ignorant and compliant?
What is the real function of our public education system and how has it been co-opted by large corporations and politicians to produce the kinds of people they need in order to maintain the status quo? Are parents losing the battle to educate their own children?
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is an educational insider, a policy influencer who served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first term of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
Iserbyt is best known for writing the book #The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America an eye-opening revelation of the changes gradually brought into the American public education system designed to eliminate parental, religious, and other influences, and mold the child into amember of the proletariat in preparation for the socialist-collectivist world of the future.
Iserbyt maintains that all so-called school reforms originate from a master plan formulared by Andrew Carnegie's Foundation for the Advancement of Education and Rockefeller's General Education Board.
According to Iserbyt, Common Core is simply the latest version of these corporate driven initiatives aimed at influencing and shaping society rather than encouraging intellectual curiousity, creativity, and true learning.
Iserbyt's findings, while they remain controversial, still provide lots of food for thought as we examine the role of public education in American society and how best to educate our children.
Theodore or "Teddy" as he is affectionately called by his close family and friends, was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Indianapolis, IN with his mother and family when he was five years old. He attended the Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, which was the only African American high school in the area at that time, and graduated in 1966. Teddy served as VP of their Senior Class, and he also played baseball, football, and basketball. He was one of their lettermen, and is currently a member of their Lettermen Alumni group.
Teddy graduated and received a football grant to Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana where he later received a Hall of Fame Honor for his many records in the NAIA for small colleges, and a few of these records remain unbroken. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in PE and Health and was immediately hired by Anderson High School as their first African American school administrator starting as Assistant Dean of Boys, promoted to Dean of Boys, and later Assistant Principal. He was instrumental in assisting the black students in forming their first African American organization during that time.
Teddy went on to complete his MEd degree from Ball State University in School Administration. He and his wife moved to Houston, TX in the 1980s where he went back into the classroom as an instructor and coached football for over 25 years. He was later promoted to the MYP Coordinator at Lamar High School before retiring from the Houston Ind. School District in 2009 after 30+ years. Teddy applied to and was hired as the regional manager of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Americas in its MYP (Middle Years Programme) in Bethesda, Maryland in 2009.