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Dr. Heiligenthaler to Become Permanent Head of Special Ed for Greenwich Schools

“Over a very short period, Dr. Heiligenthaler has led our special education department with significant progress in our long and short-term goals, including the creation of the comprehensive Special Education Action Plan.” – Dr. Toni Jones, Greenwich Schools superintendent Continue Reading →

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Special Ed Parents Voice Mistrust, GEA President Says Teachers Sob in the Parking Lot

The Board of Education were concerned that the special education budget has gone over by $1.3 million. Special Education parents said didn’t trust the independence of the consultants Key 2 Ed. The president of the teachers union said staff are not adequately trained, that teachers are being physically injured by students on a regular basis and that students aren’t getting the services they deserve. Continue Reading →

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BOE Forum Touches on Personalized Learning/Screen time, Achievement Gap, Superintendent Retention

There are three Democratic candidates for two seats – Gaetane Francis (incumbent), Christina Downey and Karen Hirsh.

The other candidates – Republicans Joe Kelly and Karen Kowalski are assured spots on the board. Continue Reading →

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Special Education Parents Form Speducated Greenwich, Share Painful Stories at BOE Meeting

At the first BOE meeting of the year, parents from a group called Speducated Greenwich testified about their experiences as parents of children receiving special education services in Greenwich Schools. Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said UConn is conducting a special education review, that the district would work with Key2Ed, and that she had met with many parents privately. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Parents Form Special Education Legal Fund to Help Families Navigate Special Ed

Ulrika Drinkall and Christine Lai created Special Education Legal Fund, or S.E.L.F., with the mission of “helping to level the special education playing field for all families.” S.E.L.F. takes grant applications for families throughout Connecticut that need legal assistance in accessing special education. Continue Reading →

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