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Free special education evaluations through Child Find

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Parents who suspect their children may have a disability can request a free special education evaluation called Child Find.

Alabama Department of Public Health defines Child Find as the process used in Alabama for identifying all children who may be eligible for services and referring them to Alabama’s Early Intervention System. It is an important step that provides families with the guidance and support they need to make on their own behalf.

You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate, but it is a legal requirement. Identifying kids who may need help is an important

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Phyllis Landrieu, former Orleans School Board president dies

Landrieu was the aunt of the former mayor and U.S. Senator and well-known as an advocate for early childhood education.

NEW ORLEANS — Phyllis Landrieu, a former Orleans Parish School Board president and passionate advocate for early childhood education, died Saturday. She was 86.

Mrs. Landrieu’s late husband Joseph was the brother of former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu. The mother of ten children, her nieces and nephews include former Mayor Mitch Landrieu, former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and former Orleans Civil Court Judge Madeleine Landrieu.

Mrs. Landrieu served just one term on the Orleans Parish School Board, from 2004

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State Board of Education advances $29 million budget proposal to legislature

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DENVER – The State Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting advanced a proposal to the legislature to reduce the 2021-22 budget for education programs and CDE operations by $29 million.

The proposed reductions meet the request for state agencies to identify a 10% reduction in their budgets in response to the economic decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The proposed reductions were designed to minimize impact on literacy programs, prioritize support for struggling schools and protect the state’s most vulnerable students.


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School board in Anne Arundel County could again consider hybrid education plan

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education could take another vote on a hybrid education plan at its next meeting Wednesday.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||The school superintendent presented a plan to the board Monday night that detailed bringing students and teachers back to the classroom starting later this month. The board voted it down.The hybrid education plan would have teachers back in the classroom on Oct. 26 with some instruction for students starting later that week. That would mean some students would learn in person while others would log on from home.Under … Read more

Higher Education Ministry sets up 24-hour hotline for university students, releases FAQ on postponed intake

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — The Higher Education Ministry today announced that help for university students will be available round the clock through its hotlines, and also released a guide on frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the recent postponement of physical registrations and new intakes at public universities.

In posts on its official Facebook page, the ministry said that its operations room for the student intake for the 2020/2021 session and on Covid-19 matters will be operating 24 hours a day, before proceeding to provide the contact details.

“Any further questions, please contact the hotlines 03-8870 6777 and 03-8870 6949

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