Support Dominic Le Fave for Portland Association of Teachers Executive Board

Inspired to transform our union into a catalyst for community involvement and inspired by the successful teacher campaign in Chicago, I am proud to be a Social Equality Educators candidate for the PAT Executive Board.  We need a social justice union that is unafraid to fight for better schools and better communities, a union that

Please Help Support Our School-Based Business for Kids with Special Needs At Wilson High School

Imagine having a significant disability, graduating from high school with a modified diploma, and hitting the job market. It’s already hard for people with regular diplomas, good job experience, and glowing recommendations from businesses. We’re out to give students with disabilities a chance! Our special education students run a cafe that delivers top-quality espresso drinks

Help Us Buy A Learning Workstation For Supporting Kids With Special Needs

Please consider helping me and my students! Visit my page at, make a tax-deductible donation of any size:   Thanks! Another simple and FREE way to support this project is to click this link: and “like” it on Facebook. This increases the chances of our project getting funded through, a shopper supported contribution site.

Our Special Education Class Needs Math Supports

   Imagine a one-room schoolhouse with kids at all levels and limited resources and supplies. That’s our classroom! Though all our students are all of high school age, their disabilities put them at dramatically different academic levels. We need books and materials to help differentiate the lessons. Our students struggle with significant disabilities that have

Help Special Education Create New Entrepreneurship!

With dwindling budgets, program cuts, and dwindling opportunities for high school graduates with disabilities, we’re training kids to take control of their futures with entrepreneurial enterprises. Our students have big dreams for working in local businesses and even starting their own! Our high school special education students are on the verge of vocational greatness! These

Rally To Save Education, Salem, Oregon, President’s Day, February 20, 2012–Mark Your Calendar!

Public education is imperiled by the opportunist narratives that surround the economic crisis. These corporate-backed narratives are false. The truth is there is plenty of money and corporations and financial institutions have never been more profitable nor had so much capital. They have also never been more powerful and this includes the power to both

Make a Donation to Help Our Local Special Education High School Students

Our high school special education students are on the verge of vocational greatness! These students, many of whom struggle with significant disabilities, passionately run a café that serves the school community. They have the unique pride and self-respect that comes with doing work that has both social capital and genuine, meaningful service to others. They

Help Improve The Nutrition of Local High School Students

  Nutritious foods can be more delicious and exciting than any junk food! That’s the message we want to teach high school students through our fantastic student-run cafe. Fruits, yogurt, even raw vegetables and greens make wonderful after-school refreshers when they are made into smoothies. The Life Skills program at our school has run a

No Child Left Behind and Special Education Explained

NCLB: Principles and Mandates for Special Education NCLB is the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Since its passage, it has dramatically expanded the role of the federal government in education, demanded accountability of schools, and provided guidelines for meeting accountability standards.  The law requires all students to reach proficiency