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School grading systems: a hot topic around the nation

09/04/2013 2:14pm
Proponents say that giving public schools A to F grades makes them more accountable and gives parents clear choices. Detractors say the grades tell more about the prosperity of school neighborhoods than the quality of their instruction.

For parents of kids with special needs, 'high-functioning' is hard too

09/04/2013 7:31pm
When it comes to autism or other developmental disabilities, "high-functioning" sounds optimal. But parents of such children know that while it sounds ideal, "high-functioning" involves it's own set of daunting challenges.