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Just as important: The weight of the job

By Heather Graves and Lea Kopke The Press Times BROWN COUNTY – The job of a special education director is a balancing act between state and federal requirements and a desire to help students and families. Mandates, continuous paperwork, staff shortages, varied student needs, frustrated parents, limited resources, funding struggles – the list of responsibilities …

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Just as important: A secondary education odyssey

By Heather Graves Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – The transition from elementary school to middle school, and from middle school to high school are milestones for students – new buildings, new kids, new classes, new routines. For special education students and their families these transitions can require copious planning and are oftentimes filled with uncertainty. …

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Just as important: Understanding the special education system

By Lea Kopke Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – IEP, 504, LEA, IDEA, FAPE, IEE. These are a mere taste of the alphabet soup that makes up the special education system in Wisconsin. Parents of children with disabilities must become connoisseurs of the dish to fully understand what supports are available to their children and how …

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