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Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again.

July 30, 2020
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Majority Of School Districts Not Accessible For Students With Disabilities

Thirty years after the ADA became law, most of the nation's public school districts remain inaccessible to students with disabilities, government investigators say.

July 27, 2020

Special Educators Consider How To Make Up For Lost Time

Whether classes are in person or at a distance this fall, school officials say they are working on ways to better help special education students learn.

July 24, 2020

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Schools Want IDEA Liability Protections From Congress

Concerned that the pandemic will prompt an onslaught of special education litigation, school leaders want federal lawmakers to grant them liability protections related to IDEA.

July 20, 2020

Interruption Caused By COVID-19 Poses Challenges Beyond Classroom

As schools consider fall reopenings, special education programs are wondering how to make up for lost ground in socially-distanced classrooms where they can no longer use hands-on techniques.

July 17, 2020
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Trump Administration Weighs In On Disability Services Amid COVID-19

New guidance continues to flow from the federal government advising states on Medicaid and special education services in light of the pandemic.

July 10, 2020

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Majority Of States Failing To Meet Obligations Under IDEA

Less than half of states are doing what they should to serve students with disabilities in compliance with federal special education law, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 6, 2020
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Ed Department Issues New Guidance On Special Education During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020

School Cites Legal Reasons For Omitting Students With Special Needs From Yearbook

After taking heat on social media when students in a transition program were left out of a high school yearbook, school officials are blaming privacy laws.

June 23, 2020

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Schools Continue To Win Most Special Ed Disputes

Three years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the rights of students with disabilities, a new analysis suggests the ruling hasn't changed things much.

June 19, 2020

Parents, Educators Split Over Resuming In-Person Special Education

As one state gears up to allow in-person special education again, parents and educators are sharply divided about whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

June 16, 2020

State To Allow In-Person Special Education This Summer

After pressure from parents, officials in one state have decided to allow necessary in-person special education to resume this summer even as school remains closed for most students.

June 9, 2020

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