Special education teachers and therapists in California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Indiana have been crowned “Our Favorite CP Teacher” in a nationwide contest sponsored by the Cerebral Palsy Family Network. They won iPads and Apple TVs to help in their work with children with cerebral palsy.
From US News And World Report – 12/11/2013
Budget cuts, both local and federal, have negatively affected special education programs, contributing to higher class sizes, largercase loads and fewer resources, and making it increasingly difficult for teachers to provide services to students. But some say Tuesday’s federal budget deal could be a step in the right direction to ease those burdens.
A recent poll from a consortium of special education policy organizations revealed that, out of more than 1,000 special education staffers nationwide, nearly three-quarters at least partially blamed across-the-board federal cuts known as sequestration for budget cuts in the last year.