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Is This Just Our Destiny?

One of the common complaints heard from adults is that the younger generation has lost all sense of civility and courtesy. This is nothing new. In fact, this belief, (falsely)…
  • Last modified on Monday, 17 April 2017 07:53

What is the True Meaning of FAPE?

Riding the school bus is largely a privilege and not a right. Many states spell this out in their regulations. However, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 14 April 2017 17:10

All Questions, No Answers Amid Budgetary Madness

As I sorted through the headlines for inspiration this month, I jumped on cnn.com only to be greeted by numerous stories on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hidden in plain…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 13:54

Burns: When Student Behavior Is Not an IEP Issue

The title of the TSD Conference Sunday session, “Not All Behavior is an IEP Matter: The Case for Pushback,” certainly leaves us wondering what the rule really is. If behavior…
  • Last modified on Monday, 27 March 2017 15:29

Burns: TSD Conference Tackles Compliance Issues

FRISCO, Texas — Having introduced the dilemma of “What’s So Good About Compliance” some years ago, here I am at TSD Conference blogging about sessions that explore compliance issues in…
  • Last modified on Monday, 27 March 2017 15:30