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June 02, 2011



I know quite a few parents with kids at Community Roots which is in our old neighborhood. Let me know if you would like some contacts there.


I love the fact that the child with Asperger's Syndrome is thriving under the structured environment. I'm really interested in different approaches to special ed and integrating children with challenges into such environments.

I wish people would stop using the label "No Excuses School" because it is inaccurate and misleading. If a student was in a car accident which caused him or her to turn in an assignment late, I am confident that all of these schools would excuse the lateness. It is misleading because it implies that the reason for their success is the lack of excuses, while instead it has much more to do with increased workload for students and teachers and more instruction time. By labeling these schools more accurately, it will be easier to replicate their success.

I found this article useful in a paper I am writing at university. Hopefully, I get an A+ now!

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