Changes may be in store for special education students and teachers in Michigan. Lately, the Michigan Department of Education has been getting public comment on a host of proposed rules changes that govern special education. They include giving local school districts more authority over special education staffing and changes in how Michigan evaluates special education students, and then how they customize students' individual education plans, labeled IEP's.
Dr. Temple Grandin will be at MSU tomorrow. She’s noted for her research and writings on animal behavior, especially how to reduce stress on animals going to slaughter. She’s also autistic, and has gained visibility as an advocate who helps forward understanding of people on the autism spectrum. Her life story was portrayed in an HBO movie starring Claire Danes, which won seven Emmy awards and a golden Globe.
Many scientists predict that as climate change becomes more extreme, dry and coastal regions around the globe will be heavily impacted by drought and rising sea levels. Entire communities could disappear.
This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the road funding debate and Sen. Rebekah Warren's possible run for congress. The guest is Livonia School Superintendent, Dr. Randy Liepa. Chris Gautz, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.
UPDATE: After this program was recorded, state Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, announced she will not be running for U.S. Congress.
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