Special education http://wnpr.org en Restraint and Seclusion, Legal in Public Schools http://wnpr.org/post/restraint-and-seclusion-legal-public-schools <p><a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/schools-restraints-seclusions" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">A recent report by investigative news organization <em>ProPublica</em> </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">exposes a controversial but legal practice in public schools. Students, often those with disabilities, can be restrained and secluded against their will. Nationwide, there are 20 known cases of death because of restraint or seclusion in the past two decades, with injuries far more common.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:22:13 +0000 Allison Ehrenreich 26019 at http://wnpr.org Restraint and Seclusion, Legal in Public Schools Restraint and Seclusion in Our Public Schools http://wnpr.org/post/restraint-and-seclusion-our-public-schools <p>Restraint and seclusion is a legal, albeit controversial, practice in our nation's public schools. Students -- often those with disabilities -- can be restrained and secluded against their will. This can result -- and has resulted on many occasions -- in injury to the student. Nationwide, there are 20 known cases of death because of restraint or seclusion in the past two decades.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:09:21 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski & Allison Ehrenreich 26070 at http://wnpr.org Restraint and Seclusion in Our Public Schools The Prodigy Paradox http://wnpr.org/post/prodigy-paradox <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a society which rewards brains over brawn, who better than a prodigy to place your bets on? The answer may surprise you.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bobby Fischer was terrible at everything &nbsp;except chess. His entire life was punctuated by extreme paranoia, bouts of seclusion, and cascading, erratic behavior. Ted Kaczynski, a child math and science prodigy… I don’t have to tell you how that one worked out. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas Chatterton was writing publishable poetry by the age of 12, and in the immediately ensuing years, wrote work that left its mark on the literature and influenced the&nbsp; romantic movement. He took his own life with arsenic three months shy of 18.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:54:20 +0000 Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf & Josh Nilaya 25445 at http://wnpr.org The Prodigy Paradox Caring for Those on the Autism Spectrum http://wnpr.org/post/caring-those-autism-spectrum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report from the CDC suggests that Autism Spectrum Disorder may be even more prevalent than we thought. The report estimates that roughly one in 68 children born in the U.S. has autism -- a 30 percent increase since 2012.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 23275 at http://wnpr.org Caring for Those on the Autism Spectrum Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools? http://wnpr.org/post/do-autistic-kids-fare-better-integrated-or-specialized-schools The federal law that governs special education lays out the goals pretty clearly: Students are entitled to an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.<p>But some parents of children with autism feel their local public schools aren't meeting their kids' needs. And with autism diagnoses rising, new schools are emerging specifically for autistic children.<p>Some parents see these specialized schools as a godsend. For others, they raise a new set of questions.<p>Carson Ellis' son, Hank, is autistic. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:48:35 +0000 editor 22953 at http://wnpr.org Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers http://wnpr.org/post/where-we-teach-conversation-connecticuts-teachers-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our teacher panel welcomed educators from across the state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We broadcasted live from the </span>CPBN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Learning Lab, </span><a href="http://jma.hartfordschools.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the home of the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet High School</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Satellite Campus and the Institute for Advanced Media.</span></p><p>Are you a teacher? Why did you decide to enter this profession and what keeps you going back to school every day? Find our tweets from the discussion at #WhereWeTeach, and watch our video of the event below.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 19096 at http://wnpr.org Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers http://wnpr.org/post/where-we-teach-conversation-connecticuts-teachers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our teacher panel welcomed educators from across the state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We broadcasted live from the </span>CPBN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Learning Lab, </span><a href="http://jma.hartfordschools.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the home of the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet High School</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Satellite Campus and the Institute for Advanced Media.</span></p><p>Are you a teacher? Why did you decide to enter this profession and what keeps you going back to school every day? Find our tweets from the discussion at #WhereWeTeach, and watch our video of the event below.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown, Catie Talarski & Heather Brandon 17522 at http://wnpr.org Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers Malloy Touts Universal Pre-K; More Autistic Students in Seclusion http://wnpr.org/post/malloy-touts-universal-pre-k-more-autistic-students-seclusion <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CNH4P_31HCw" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Near the end of his State of the State address last week, Governor Dannel Malloy discussed his propsosal for universal preschool by expanding state-supported early childhood education spaces by 4,000 over the next five years. The plan is already garnering nationwide attention. Malloy said the initiative would be a first in Connecticut history.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:15:18 +0000 Teri McCready 16770 at http://wnpr.org New Commuter Watchdog Group; Bridgeport Fails to ID Special Ed Students http://wnpr.org/post/new-commuter-watchdog-group-bridgeport-fails-id-special-ed-students <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Uh3MmzunPuI" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:23:51 +0000 Teri McCready 16050 at http://wnpr.org Bridgeport Failed to Identify Students in Need of Special Education http://wnpr.org/post/bridgeport-failed-identify-students-need-special-education <p>The State Department of Education has determined that Bridgeport Public Schools have violated their obligation to students under the Individuals with Disabilities Act.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:18:32 +0000 Diane Orson 16023 at http://wnpr.org Bridgeport Failed to Identify Students in Need of Special Education Education in Darien, Insurance Industry Update, and Objects of American History http://wnpr.org/post/education-darien-insurance-industry-update-and-objects-american-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer we covered </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/minds-making-trouble-darien-and-seven-life-skills-kids" style="line-height: 1.5;">the Department of Education investigation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into Darien’s special </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program. Since then, the </span><a href="http://www.darientimes.com/24839/questions-remain-after-darien-superintendent-departure/" style="line-height: 1.5;">superintendent has resigned </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and the school is </span><a href="http://www.darientimes.com/25311/finance-board-if-theres-fraud-we-will-find-it/" style="line-height: 1.5;">dealing with a forensic audit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Today we’ll check back in with Darien Times reporter David </span>DesRoches<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the latest. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:51:40 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 10914 at http://wnpr.org Education in Darien, Insurance Industry Update, and Objects of American History Minds in the Making: Trouble in Darien and Seven Life Skills for Kids http://wnpr.org/post/minds-making-trouble-darien-and-seven-life-skills-kids <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Earlier this week, The President and Co-founder of the Families and Work Institute came to Hartford to talk about the work she&rsquo;s been doing in early childhood development.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Hartford Community Schools was chosen as one of a handful of communities nationally to take part in her &ldquo;Mind in the Making&rdquo; initiative - meant to share life skills and give hands-on training for parents and educators. Today, we&rsquo;ll talk with Ellen </span>Galinsky<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:50:38 +0000 John Dankosky, Catie Talarski & Tucker Ives 1265 at http://wnpr.org Trouble with Special Ed in Darien and Galinksy on Minds in the Making http://wnpr.org/post/trouble-special-ed-darien-and-galinksy-minds-making <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20We%20Live%2007-25-2013.mp3</p><p></p><p dir="ltr">Earlier this week, The President and Co-founder of the <a href="http://www.familiesandwork.org/">Families and Work Institute</a> came to Hartford this week to talk about the work she&rsquo;s been doing in early childhood development.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:00:52 +0000 John Dankosky 3977 at http://wnpr.org Trouble with Special Ed in Darien and Galinksy on Minds in the Making Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities http://wnpr.org/post/teaching-students-learning-disabilities <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20we%20live%2005-01-2013.mp3</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:38:20 +0000 John Dankosky, Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & Betsy Kaplan 772 at http://wnpr.org Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities Redefining Disability http://wnpr.org/post/redefining-disability <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20We%20Live%2004-04-2013.mp3</p><p>If you take a look at movies or TV, you’d think that having a disability is the worst fate possible-- maybe even worse than death. &nbsp;Better to not be born at all than struggle through life unable to walk, hear, see or talk.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:36:14 +0000 John Dankosky 880 at http://wnpr.org Redefining Disability Raise The Age -- Transcript http://wnpr.org/post/raise-age-transcript <p><b id="internal-source-marker_0.8535427593160421" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; font-weight: normal; "><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; ">Jeff Cohen: This is Where We Live. I&rsquo;m Jeff Cohen, in for John Dankosky. What&rsquo;s an adult? And when it comes to crime, should a teenager be treated like one? Those are a couple of the questions we&rsquo;ll be considering as we talk about young people in prison.</span><br /> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:06:05 +0000 Jeff Cohen 7447 at http://wnpr.org Pushed Out? http://wnpr.org/post/pushed-out <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Neena/ns%20120118%20pushouts.mp3</p><p>Thousands of public school students in Connecticut don&rsquo;t get their diplomas each year, but only some are called &ldquo;dropouts.&rdquo; So what happens to the others? This is the first of a three-part series&nbsp;on how kids leave the school system without officially &ldquo;dropping out.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:07:25 +0000 Neena Satija 6333 at http://wnpr.org School Officials Address Concerns Over So-Called "Scream Rooms" http://wnpr.org/post/school-officials-address-concerns-over-so-called-scream-rooms <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/do%20120113%20scream%20room%20update.mp3</p><p></p><p>Parents packed into an elementary school gymnasium in Middletown last night to hear from local education officials, and to voice their concerns over so-called &ldquo;scream rooms.&rdquo; Teachers at the school use a time-out room to discipline disruptive students.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:56:39 +0000 Diane Orson 6347 at http://wnpr.org School Officials Address Concerns Over So-Called "Scream Rooms" School Arrests Bring New Scrutiny, Reforms http://wnpr.org/post/school-arrests-bring-new-scrutiny-reforms <p>As a fifth grader at a New Haven magnet school in 2009, Jacob was watching a lot of &ldquo;Ed, Edd n Eddy&rdquo; shows on TV&mdash;a slapstick cartoon that features adolescent equivalents of the Three Stooges.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maybe too many shows, his mother now says.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:18:49 +0000 Lisa Chedekel 4272 at http://wnpr.org School Arrests Bring New Scrutiny, Reforms