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I took on CMS and won. My tips for being an advocate of change.

What a year it's been! When you last checked in, I was involved in a battle with the school system. Almost one year later, I published this on CharlotteFive . And here's a few good photos of the big guy: If you want to follow me, I am on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . Thank you and happy holidays!

Special Education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Makes Local News

It has been a crazy three weeks. Here are a few highlights from adventures in advocating: CharlotteFive Story WSOC-TV News Story FOX46 News Story Sign Petition here  - over 1300 signatures online and on paper

Charlotte Mecklenburg School Parents and Students Write Letters to School Board

Charlotte Mecklenburg School parents and students are writing letters to the school board to show their support of keeping special education at Randolph Middle School.  Here are excerpts from a few of these letters: From a current parent of two children in the regular education program at Randolph: "Middle School is a tough time for kids as they are forming character traits that will carry with them into high school. The peer buddy program is a program of honor at Randolph. IB and Horizons students apply for this program to have the opportunity to support the SAC classrooms and students if accepted. Being a peer buddy at Randolph is a respected position. I work with some of the peer buddies weekly at the Lost & Found and I see these middle school students encouraging their SAC buddies to do a good job on their tasks, talk about their weekend fun, and talk about sports/birthdays/shopping/ hairstyles.  The peer buddies model good social relationships with the SAC studen