Thursday, September 21, 2017

Final disposition of Ayla Reynolds death probate case expected Thursday


PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Five years after Ayla Reynolds disappeared, a request from her mother to have her declared legally dead is expected to be finalized.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Parents concerned with Gov. LePage's plan for special needs students

It could be a major change for preschool children with special needs, as Governor LePage looks to shift responsibility from the state to local school districts.

Right now, the state pays about $40 million a year to provide services for about 2,500 special needs preschoolers.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

LePage wants schools to take over special ed services for preschool kids

Governor LePage apparently doesn't understand that the Special Education system in Maine, when left to the schools, is a joke that couldn't possibly perform the task that he is suggesting.
The LePage administration wants local school districts to start providing special education services for about 2,500 3- to 5-year-olds with disabilities and developmental delays who currently receive the support through a $39 million state program. 
Under a bill the Maine Department of Education plans for next year’s legislative session, the state’s Child Development Services program would eventually stop providing services such as speech and occupational therapy, psychological services and others to young children with disabilities, autism or other needs that, left unaddressed, could grow into more significant problems once they reach school. 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Parents’ concussion fears keep more Maine kids off football fields

Ah yes.  Modern parenting.

Feminizing the boys.

Turning them into wimps by forcing them to avoid every possible risk.  

The same type of parent who would expect a trophy for participation even when your kid sucks.
Crystal Sands appreciates the enthusiasm surrounding “Friday Night Lights” more than most of her peers. 
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It's called fate and fate will find a way.  It happens.  Kids fall off their bikes and skateboards.  Kids get injured while playing sports.  If you avoid that then fate will find another way.  Perhaps a car accident or a tornado or something.

The best thing you can do for your kid is toughen them up.

Maine parents still in the dark about criminal checks on school employees

Delayed setup of a state online database means the public can't see background and credentials information for school district employees before October.

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