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D.171 to host meeting on special education services

LANSING | Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 will host a meeting at 4 p.m. May 28 at Heritage Middle School, 19250 Burnham Ave., to discuss the district's plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who are home-schooled and live in the district or attend a p…

May 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Gary schools special ed compliance clerk hired

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. hired a special education compliance clerk to meet a variety of needs in its special education department, school officials said.

November 30, 2013 7:15 pm

Gary, EdisonLearning reach tentative Roosevelt operating agreement

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary Community School Corp. and EdisonLearning agreed to a tentative operating contract for Roosevelt College and Career Academy in the nick of time Wednesday to prevent the State Board of Education from dictating settlement terms.

October 02, 2013 7:15 pm

ECHO pickets school boards over contract dispute

LANSING | Special education teachers are picketing outside local school board meetings after a stall in contract negotiations with the Illinois Education Association.

February 21, 2013 12:01 pm

EDITORIAL: Progress on special ed in Gary schools

Gary Community School Corp.'s track record with special education has been abysmal, but there are signs of progress.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Gary special education overhaul long overdue

Gary special education overhaul long overdue

GARY | Sharida Cobbins refused to sign her son's Individualized Education Program because she doesn't agree with his placement.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Restaurateur, teacher create book

Restaurateur, teacher create book

Eileen Gold Kushner, who overcame a learning disability to own three Chicago-area McDonald's franchises, speaks at one of her restaurants about growing up with disabilities. Gold collaborated with Kathy Young, a former special education teacher from Cary, Ill. for the book "Smart on the Insi…

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Restaurateur, teacher create book

Restaurateur, teacher create book

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. | When Eileen Gold Kushner began working at a McDonald's 37 years ago, she was told she would never progress past making french fries and milkshakes. She always had trouble processing what she was learning, but never knew why until she was an adult.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am

D158 meets on special education services

LANSING | Lansing Elementary District 158 is hosting a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 to discuss plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend a private school or are homeschooled and live within the district's boundaries.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am

Technology award benefits special education students

Tri-Creek School Corp. recently won the Indiana Department of Education's Assistive Technology Award.

May 03, 2012 12:00 am

Gary school district says it's tackling special ed problems

GARY | Gary Community School Corp. officials said they have a plan in place to tackle problems in the district's special education department.

April 17, 2012 7:30 pm
Nearly 20 percent of Indiana students in special education

Nearly 20 percent of Indiana students in special education

Sixteen percent of Indiana students in kindergarten through 12th grade are in special education programs, according to the Pew Center on the States.

February 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Indiana schools serving special education population

Indiana schools serving special education population

Morton High School special education teacher Robert Hall passes out a test in his class Thursday.

February 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Best Buddies program creates friendships, expands horizons

Best Buddies program creates friendships, expands horizons

Best Buddies strives to help integrate students with developmental and intellectual disabilities into their schools by pairing them with mainstream students to create long-lasting friendships.

October 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing School District 158 Special Education Meeting

Lansing School District 158 Special Education Meeting

Lansing School District 158 meets Oct. 11, 2011.

October 04, 2011 4:00 pm

Attorney files tort claim on behalf of Gary student who claims assault

GARY | An attorney has filed a tort claim against Gary Community School Corp., alerting the district he intends to seek $700,000 on behalf of a 14-year-old Gary student who reportedly was sexually assaulted while her teacher was outside of the classroom.

September 26, 2011 7:00 pm
NISEC director retires after 37 years in education

NISEC director retires after 37 years in education

CROWN POINT | The veteran director of the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative is resigning after 37 years in education and 20 as director.

June 13, 2011 6:45 pm Photos

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Dyscalculia: A condition that doesn't add up

Dyscalculia, a widely under-diagnosed learning disability which makes it difficult for individuals to grasp math concepts, might affect as many people as dyslexia.

June 11, 2011 9:15 pm
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