A New Way To Make Special Ed More Manageable For Parents
myEdGPS is a new site created to help parents manage the sometimes confusing (and often overwhelming) world of special ed—and they’re looking for parents to test it out. They had me at “help” because I sure could use any tools I can get my hands on, especially when it comes to navigating IEPs.
The site lets you store IEP info, track milestones and keep a calendar of meetings. There’s also a “letter generator” to help you create Important Letters, like for when your kid needs a school evaluation. For a small fee, users can get live help from education advisors and advocates. Here’s a video:
The creator of myEdGPS, Adam Goldberg, has a masters degree in education and 15 years worth of experience as an education advisor. The U.S. Secretary of Education recently invited him to The White House to demo his creation—not too shabby.
For a limited time, myEdGPS is inviting parents to give it a test run; you can sign up here until midnight on November 21. Testers can use the site from after Thanksgiving till mid-January as often as they’d like, and give feedback on what they think. I’m sharing this because I think it’s a great, and very necessary, site; anything that can save me time (or grief) is A Good Thing.
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