Grading, Reporting, Graduating...and the Law
- Miriam Kurtzig Freedman - Lawyer, speaker, consultant, author, and expert in education law and policy
Your quick flipbook guide to grades, report cards, and graduation requirements
The legal issues around grading, reporting, and graduating can be complex, and it is important that educators clearly understand them in order to implement best practices for students.
Written by teacher-turned-lawyer Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, this easy-to-read flipbook helps K-12 teachers and administrators gain confidence in how they implement and understand the legal requirements of grading, reporting, and graduating, and helps parents support their children in school. Readers will learn:
- How to handle the legal requirements for accessible and valid grades, report cards, transcripts, honors, and diplomas for all students, including those with disabilities
- How to provide and receive honest feedback that inspires trust
- How to explain legal requirements to colleagues, students, and parents in plain language
With its glossary and list of relevant case law, this handy and inspiring guide will help readers confidently handle difficult issues like graduation requirements, weighted grades, testing accommodations, modifications and adaptations, and more—freeing them to focus on better teaching and learning for all students.
"Miriam Freedman's Grading, Reporting, Graduating...and the Law is a valuable resource for school administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, and parents. She explains laws and regulations in an easy-to-read format with visuals and legal cases to drive home the important issues."
"Read this. Keep it close at hand. Miriam has a knack for clear and simple explanations for the most perplexing issues related to special education. Her friendly and reassuring style coupled with easily understood examples make this a model for professional development. This is a resource you will find yourself using frequently."
"In the practice of special education, grading, report cards, and graduation can be confusing and viewed as complex and “muddy”. This little book proves practical, insightful, and straight forward guidance for all educators. It is a quick, yet powerful read. I use it as a resource to provide explanation and training to colleagues in the field. Miriam does it again…leading us to a no-nonsense approach that steers clear of the mud."