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Our Children Have Autism, These are Our Stories

All of us mothers grapple with the myriad challenges that are part and parcel of motherhood. But some moms face obstacles every day that only other moms of children with special needs can fully understand and the women featured here bravely share their personal stories in the hope that it will help more children find… Continue reading Our Children Have Autism, These are Our Stories

Rhode Island · School Talk

Rhode Island 2017 Teacher of the Year Dispels Myth That Charter Schools Don’t Serve Kids With Special Needs

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone make the false claim that charter schools don’t take kids with special needs, I’d be sitting atop a big  pile of money.  But the charter haters in the Ocean State have a small problem with their usual talking points in light of the recent announcement of… Continue reading Rhode Island 2017 Teacher of the Year Dispels Myth That Charter Schools Don’t Serve Kids With Special Needs

Massachusetts · School Talk

Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo: Charter Schools are Progressive  

“Charter schools? Democrats don’t support those.” It was a small group of anti-charter organizers who were saying it — and in truth, that was one of the more polite ways it was expressed. But that’s the kind of comment I heard at the recent Democratic State Convention. And to me, it was surprising.  After all,… Continue reading Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo: Charter Schools are Progressive  

Massachusetts · School Talk

Kipp Academy Embraced my Son and his Autism

I have four children and as with all children, their needs are not the same. They need different things at home and the same is true in school.  As a charter mom of a child with autism, it is very upsetting to hear the local media and others repeatedly make the false claim that charter… Continue reading Kipp Academy Embraced my Son and his Autism