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

March 23, 2020

Extended school closures are becoming the norm as the novel coronavirus spreads and districts are moving to put in place equitable remote learning systems as a result. But how those systems will ensure a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities, who are among those hit hardest by closures, is still uncertain.

In guidance released Saturday, 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.

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