Mom Tells Savvy Strategies for Working the School System


Marian Wilde, Staff offers a new summary of thoughts about how parents may choose a school for their child, Working the System: Savvy Strategies for Getting Into the School You’ve Chosen.

Marian Wilde is a San Francisco mother of two. She has written numerous articles for including Autism: An Overview and Follow the Money: The Ins and Outs of School Finance and Tales from the Trenches: A San Francisco Mom’s Story.

Note also the January Parent Tips for working with your child in school.

I wonder how many Great Schools have a Tablet PC or other mobile digital ink in at least one class. Or do the teachers and students work in a way they don’t need electronic devices to achieve above the average performance ratings?

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.