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Opinion: Online learning helps students with accommodations

Though it has taken students time to get used to the corona-virus-inspired digital learning days, many students with special education accommodations have found flexibility and freedom by completing assignments online.

Becky Arendarczyk, Social Media Director

April 6, 2020

Waking up for school every day, the average student might be thinking about their presentation second period, or the test they have at the end of the day. However, the thoughts of an individual with a 504 or an Individualized Education Plan, a special education plan known as an IEP, can be quite differe...

Touching hearts and minds

Rachel Hanson has taught special education for 14 years, though this is only her second year working at West Campus.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Teachers impact their students every day and leave lasting imprints. Oftentimes teachers are in-turn inspired by their students. The same is true for Adjusted Learning Program teacher, Rachel Hanson. She works to provide her students not only with the education they require but the skills they need for a ...