Educators ‘scrambling’ to continue special ed services as nearly all states close schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said it was “extremely disappointing” districts opted to close without remote learning “out of fear” they would be unable to serve students with disabilities. In guidance released recently, the U.S. Department of Education urged districts to “pull together to do what’s right for our nation’s students,” according to a press release.

National Center for Learning Disabilities President and CEO Lindsay Jones also said parents are “going to reject a [district’s] message that says, ‘Our hands are tied. You’ll sue us if we do something wrong, so we can’t do anything.’”

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