Education

Endrew T.v. Douglas-Special Education Programming III by Shane T. Sears & James D. Sears

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Courts’ Interpretation of “Educational Benefits” The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals pre-Endrew F. had interpreted Rowley’s “educational benefits” language to provide “basic floor of opportunity.” “The IDEA does not require the educational services offered maximize the child’s potential.” Rather, the services offered only have to confer “some benefit.” “If the educational benefits are adequate based on surrounding and […]

Poetry Corner

Forbidden Passions

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It was her who delved in excitement but it was I who sought a climax. In no time she became the forbidden apple of my sinful desire. So I opened the window to forbidden passion. Inside the realm of pleasure I smile. No other torment is as pleasing as forbidden love.   Crying nights and […]

Education

Endrew T. v. Douglas-Special Education Programming II

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Individual Education Program (IEP) The most critical element of the child’s educational program is the IEP. If the child is eligible fore special education services, an IEP must be developed by the school district. An IEP is a written individualized education program that specifies the needs of the child including present levels of educational performance, […]

Education

Endrew T. v. Douglas—Special Education Programming

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THE IDEA: In the passing the Education of Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (now Known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA) in 1975, the United States Congress found that: [d]isability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. […]

Education

Who Is Jim Crow? Part 2

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In the 1890’s, starting with Mississippi, most southern states began more systematically to disenfranchise black males by imposing voter registration restrictions, such as literacy tests, poll taxes, and the white primary. These new rules of the political game were used by white registrars to deny voting privileges to blacks at the registration place rather than […]

Education

Historical Resistance to Mr. Jim Crow

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For most southern blacks, Jim Crow was not an easy or acceptable condition for them to tolerate, nor was it always possible for them to avoid whites. For thousands and indeed tens of thousands of African Americans. Jim Crow was met with resistance and determination to win back the civil rights that had been stolen […]

Education

Who Is Jim Crow?-Part 1

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The term “Jim Crow” originated in a song performed by Daddy Rice, a white minstrel show entertainer in the late 1830’s. Rice covered his face with charcoal paste or burnt cork to resemble a black man, and then sang and danced a routine in caricature of a silly black person. By the late 1850’s this […]

Health

Erection Problems

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Erection problems are common and can often be solved with self-care. By definition, an erection problem is difficulty in raising or maintaining an erection capable of intercourse. Erection problems are often due to stress at work, tension in relationships, depression, fatigue, lack of privacy, physical injury, or side effects of medications. These causes are generally […]

Health

Yeast Infections

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A yeast infection is an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vigina due to an imblance among normal vaginal microorganisms. Yeast infections are common in women of childbearing age. They can cause severe discomfort but rarely cause serious problems. Common symptoms of yeast infection include itching (often severe) in the genital area, white, curdy, […]

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Evaluating Internet Resources

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Examine the URL Does it indicate somebody’s personal page? What type of domain does it come from? If there is a sponsoring organization, does it seem authoritative and appropriate for the source? Who Wrote the page? Is the author/producer identifiable? Is it evident that he/she has expertise on the subject? Is there an e-mail address […]