November 6, 2006 -- Dallas, TX (NSBA T&L Conference)--The Special Services Division for Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools has developed an innovative program to promote student-self advocacy for struggling learners using a newly developed curriculum guide and Don Johnston's auto-biography, Building Wings: How I Made It Through School.

This initiative and the student learning evidence will be presented at the National School Boards Association Conference to school board members and administrators who want to create a similar student self-advocacy learning program. The program's goal is to encourage struggling learners to be more independent and to be better prepared for high-stakes testing.


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