Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsSpecial Education
IN THE NEWS

Special Education

NEWS
December 30, 2008
DEC. 6, 1941-DEC. 28, 2008 HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Barbara T. Balut, 67, of Harpers Ferry, and formerly of Hamilton, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Heritage Hall in Leesburg, Va. Born Dec. 6, 1941, in Luzerne, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Michael J. Petro and Helen Kobick. She received a bachelor's degree from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., and a master's degree in special education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She was a teacher who taught elementary, secondary and special education.
Advertisement
NEWS
By CLAUD KITCHENS | December 8, 2008
I was on my first visit to tutor a 7-year-old boy who was having difficulty with reading. He, his parents and a younger sister were temporarily living in a motel. The father had been named the manager of a new department store and they had just moved into town. The mother invited me into the room and I like to describe the boy's behavior as climibing on the drapes and swinging on the chandelier. The mother kept saying, "Don't do that," but to no avail. I tried for an hour to get his attention, but was not successful.
NEWS
September 21, 2008
Fort Ritchie Community Center CASCADE - Dr. Joseph Jacobs Jr. has been hired as executive director of the Fort Ritchie Community Center. Jacobs holds a Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in sport administration from the University of Maryland. He is a board member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Coaching Education and a member of the National Faculty with the United States Sports Academy.
NEWS
September 15, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Diane Melby of Winchester, Va., has been named vice president for advancement at Shepherd University effective Sept. 16. Melby had served as associate vice president of the Spirit of Shenandoah Campaign at Shenandoah University. Since 2004, she provided leadership for the comprehensive campaign and guided the campaign from $7.5 million to $55 million in three years. At Shenandoah, she also served as interim vice president of development (2007-08)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 14, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Keeping a full-time ACCESS clerk on the Waynesboro Area School District payroll will allow the schools to continue billing for services like counseling, special transportation and administering medication for certain special education students, the director of special education said last week. The majority of the school board agreed, voting 6-2 on Tuesday to advertise for someone to fill a pending vacancy in the position. Others questioned whether the employee could work part time for billing connected to the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program.
NEWS
May 21, 2008
HALFWAY - Around the World of Special Education in One Day will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave. The event will feature a day of workshops designed to prepare parents whose children receive special education services to work effectively with the professionals on the IEP team. Learn about federal and state laws and regulations. Meet other parents and professionals. Learn about community resources and build your skills as your child's best advocate.
NEWS
May 11, 2008
Steiner-Nepa Tara Nepa and Matthew Steiner were married on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick, Md. The bride is the daughter of Ann Marie and Louis Nepa of Carbondale, Pa. The bridegroom is the son of Barbara and Dennis Steiner of Frederick. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in human development family studies, and a 2002 graduate of Marywood University with a master's degree in special education.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 17, 2008
MAUGANSVILLE - After four years of planning and almost one year of construction, Deborah Favinger will miss the opening of the new Maugansville Elementary school by only three months. Favinger, who has been principal of Maugansville Elementary for four years, will retire at the end of the school year. The new 91,500-square-foot building will open in August for the start of the 2008-09 school year. "I came here four years ago with the intention of staying here long enough to open the new school," Favinger said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The settlement in a class action lawsuit involving special needs students in Pennsylvania could pull students out of Franklin Learning Center, which serves children from the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Tuscarora, Greencastle-Antrim and Fannett-Metal school districts. The settlement in Gaskin v. Pennsylvania was signed in 2005 after a decade of litigation. It calls for schools to place special needs students in the "least restrictive environment" by integrating them into schools and classrooms as much as possible.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 24, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. ? The settlement in a class action lawsuit involving special needs students in Pennsylvania could pull students out of Franklin Learning Center, which serves children from the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Tuscarora, Greencastle-Antrim and Fannett-Metal school districts. The settlement in Gaskin v. Pennsylvania was signed in 2005 after a decade of litigation. It calls for schools to place special needs students in the "least restrictive environment" by integrating them into schools and classrooms as much as possible.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|