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August 10, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
While Shannon Tierney has a remarkable knack for remembering the date of everyone's birthday at her school, the date of her own graduation is one she will also remember for a long time. Tierney and five other classmates--Brent Adams, Alicia Moses, Kathleen Smith, Michael Stuetz and Mark Swearingen--graduated last week from the year-round Esperanza Special Education School in Mission Viejo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
When fifth-grader Andy Jones was diagnosed with dyslexia two years ago, his mother, K.C. Desmet, faced what she saw as two unappealing choices: She could enroll him in a private special education school, which she considered "overkill" for Andy's relatively minor disability. Or she could embark on a bureaucratic journey to get tutoring and other services from his public school in Long Beach. "We were beside ourselves," said Desmet, 39, an interior decorator.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
When fifth-grader Andy Jones was diagnosed with dyslexia two years ago, his mother, K.C. Desmet, faced what she saw as two unappealing choices: She could enroll him in a private special education school, which she considered "overkill" for Andy's relatively minor disability. Or she could embark on a bureaucratic journey to get tutoring and other services from his public school in Long Beach. "We were beside ourselves," said Desmet, 39, an interior decorator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
While Shannon Tierney has a remarkable knack for remembering the date of everyone's birthday at her school, the date of her own graduation is one she will also remember for a long time. Tierney and five other classmates--Brent Adams, Alicia Moses, Kathleen Smith, Michael Stuetz and Mark Swearingen--graduated last week from the year-round Esperanza Special Education School in Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1994
From the halls of Congress, where the laws originated, to the corridors of Orange County schools, where they are carried out, there is agreement that children with disabilities are entitled to be educated in regular classrooms, along with children without disabilities, as much as possible. It means students should not be shunted off to segregated classrooms because they are "different."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Echoing the pleas of public school superintendents across the state, the Orange County Grand Jury reported Wednesday that the federal government's funding shortfall for required special education programs is hindering the mission of the county's 27 school districts. In a 10-page report, the civil grand jury recommended that each of the county's districts develop a plan to inform the public of the federal government's history of under-funding special education and to urge citizen involvement.
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October 9, 1995 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid stacks of legal papers, books and school documents, the four casually dressed women seated at Theodora Parnavelas' dining room table speak in "educationese," using complex terms and acronyms that a school bureaucrat would envy. They resemble a team of lawyers hashing out the details of a complicated case. And indeed their issue is a weighty one: how to get their school systems to heed their demands when it comes to the education of children with disabilities.
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October 27, 1990 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
When Sarah Engelman talks about the education of her blonde-haired, blue-eyed daughter, her speech is peppered with the vernacular of the civil rights struggles of decades ago. She wants her daughter taught in an "integrated" setting, she says, instead of the segregated classrooms she was offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District. But Engelman is not concerned about race.
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