Educators Quarterly Digest
Educators Quarterly Digest
Aug 13, 2019

This is a robust newsletter carefully crafted for the fields of physical education, school wellness and youth-based physical activity.

Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings Are Covered by the FMLA
Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings Are Covered by the FMLA
Aug 12, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) covers an employee’s attendance at a school meeting where their child’s individualized education program (IEP) will be discussed.

Volunteers to Help Parents During IEP Meetings
Volunteers to Help Parents During IEP Meetings
Jul 26, 2019

Disability Rights Nebraska is starting a project to train volunteers to help parents of students with disabilities to advocate for including their children in regular classes.

Carcinogens Found in Waste Tire Rubber Used for Playground Surfaces
Carcinogens Found in Waste Tire Rubber Used for Playground Surfaces
Jul 09, 2019

Crumb rubber or waste tire rubber mulch once promoted to be used in small children’s playgrounds is now known to contain carcinogens and irritants.

School's Characteristics Can Influence Student's Disability Status
School's Characteristics Can Influence Student's Disability Status
Jun 06, 2019

This study reported that the possibility of a child being classified with an educational disability can be determined by the characteristics of their school and how distinctive they are from their peers.

The Impact of ADA on Playground Design
The Impact of ADA on Playground Design
Jun 05, 2019

This article from Playground Professionals, LLC (PGP) reflects on the impact of ADA on playground accessibility.