Special Education

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While most of the rallies these days are focused on presidential candidates, a different kind of rally took place Wednesday on the State Capitol lawn.  Parents, lawmakers, and advocates gathered to raise awareness for the needs of special education students.


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Michigan schools need to spend more money helping students with special needs.  That’s the finding of a study commissioned by the state Legislature in 2015.  


Ann Arbor School Board Slate
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Jeff Gaynor, Harmony Mitchell, and Hunter Van Valkenburgh have announced their candidacy for the Ann Arbor Schools Board of Education as a slate. 


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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education will have its first meeting tonight since voters approved a special education millage.  


Special Education Millage Approved In Washtenaw County

May 4, 2016
Washtenaw Intermediate School District
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Voters approved a special education millage for Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Tuesday's election.

 

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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has put a  special education millage question before voters today. 


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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will ask voters in the May 3rd election to approve a special education millage.


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If you plan to vote in the May 3rd election in Washtenaw County, you have until today to register. 


Washtenaw Intermediate School District
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With the Michigan presidential primary election now in the rear view mirror, voters in Washtenaw County have another election just up the road.  


Brian Calley
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There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students. 


Special Education
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As teachers request grants for projects from the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation, more and more of them are asking for help with special needs education.  


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Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is pushing for changes in the state's special education system.


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Eastern Michigan University's Special Education program  has been helping to educate teachers and assisting children with disabilities for 100 years, and to mark the occasion, it's celebrating.

Over the next three days EMU will host lectures, offer tours and a display of historical archives on campus.

Nancy Halmhuber and Lynne Rockledge are both College of Education Special Education Emeritus faculty.