Amid Confusion, Feds Seek to Clarify Online Learning for Special Education Students
[Source: Education Week]
The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet Saturday in response to complaints that previous guidance left school districts unsure of how to provide services for students with disabilities amid the extended closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The five-page fact sheet aims to clarify that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering online learning opportunities to all students, including those with disabilities.
“It was extremely disappointing to hear that some school districts were using information from the Department of Education as an excuse not to educate kids,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement accompanying the fact sheet release.
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