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100th Day!

Today, February 5th, marks our 100th day of school! In many ways, it’s difficult to believe that much time in the school years has already passed. Still, we’ve managed more than a few accomplishments in that short time. We started … Continue reading

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Hidden Challenges: Disparity in Autism Diagnoses

I recently read an article on “How to Help Low-Income Children with Autism.” All of us acknowledge the critical importance of early intervention for a child with special needs. However, this article made the point that, too often, children from … Continue reading

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US Census… Does it Matter? (Spoiler: Yes!)

Although we have just welcomed the New Year 2019, many of us already have an eye on 2020. That’s because 2020 marks the next time the decennial United States Census will occur. Our US Census is of critical importance for … Continue reading

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2018: A Year to Remember

When I look back at 2018, I see much to celebrate. It certainly was a year to remember with regard to the advancements and changes made within the Elizabeth Lee Black School. As I worked on outlining these milestones, I … Continue reading

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Ed Tech for the Future

I recently read an article called “96 edtech predictions for K-12 in 2019.” Several of these innovations really jumped out to me, in part due to our current new ventures at the Elizabeth Lee Black School. Increasing Parent engagement is … Continue reading

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A Christmas to Remember…

As we approach Christmas, I began thinking about years gone by. Ryan’s first Christmas was quite eventful. Erie was in the midst of the Blizzard of ‘93, and we were picking up my mother and driving to Uncle Joe’s house … Continue reading

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Birthday Bliss

Ryan turned 25 Sunday, December 2nd! As I write those words, I find it difficult to believe that 25 years have passed. It was just yesterday….. Ryan was 4 months and starting Happy Hearts, the Barber Center child care program … Continue reading

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