Attorney Chris Williams on How and Why School Exclusions Happen

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Many students who require special education services are fearful at school, anxious they may get suspended or worse. “Feeling like they are always on the edge of being blamed for things that weren’t their fault.”[1] Most parents are uncertain about what to do. Will fighting the school for their … Read more Attorney Chris Williams on How and Why School Exclusions Happen

Meet Alice Doyel, Legal Guardian of a Public School Student

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   I kept a 13-year-old boy out of school for half of his second semester of 7th grade! I did not keep this young teenager out of school for homeschooling nor for the online public school program. I kept him out of school to be safe from receiving numerous unwarranted … Read more Meet Alice Doyel, Legal Guardian of a Public School Student

Advice for parents from Washington’s Teacher of the Year: “You know your child best”

Washington’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Amy Campbell, has some advice for parents: “Remember, you know your child best.” A special education teacher for 12 years at Helen Baller Elementary School, Campbell serves students with moderate to profound disabilities. She was selected 2020 Teacher of the Year for her fierce belief in the power of … Read more Advice for parents from Washington’s Teacher of the Year: “You know your child best”