Virtual Learning Through Quarantine Will Leave Poor and Disabled Students Behind – Education Article

    In the wake of the coronavirus crisis with most people self quarantined at home, schools across the country are shut down.   Some offer (or are considering offering) distance learning over the Internet.   However, this poses problems.   Not all student services can be provided via computer.   And not all students even have a computer, online compatible device or Internet access.   Should our nation’s public schools soldier on anyway and provide some kind of learning…

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Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning In a previous post, I shared some ideas as well as strategies that districts could embrace to establish a realistic remote learning plan taking into consideration both digital and non-digital pathways.  One aspect I did not address that keeps coming up here in the United States is how to address special education students as per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Like everything else,…

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A Video Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – Education Article

(Transcript) Jennifer: 00:13 If you’ve been researching your child’s rights, you’re probably coming across the term called FAPE, F-A-P-E, a whole lot, and you’re probably wondering what it is, so we’re here to tell you. FAPE is a Free and Appropriate Public Education, and it is the cornerstone of the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. FAPE is what each child who’s identified for special education services is entitled to every school year. Julie: 00:40 Let’s break down FAPE…

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