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Special Education Protections Amidst COVID School Closures

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Toste was interviewed for this Education Week article about

special education legal protections amidst COVID-19 school closures.

Key points:

(a) students with disabilities were not adequately served in spring 2020 and there is major concern about what service delivery will look like in the fall;

(b) schools must develop clear plans (and contingency plans) for how they will meet the procedures of IDEA and communicate these; and

(c) ongoing parent involvement is absolutely critical to ensuring that kids' needs are being met.


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