Schools, Parents Aim To Make Up Pandemic Losses For Students In Special Ed
[Source: The Oregonian]
The past school year was supposed to help George Wadell, a 21-year-old Lake Oswego student with Down syndrome, transition into independence with real-world experience. But those experiences couldn’t be replicated virtually.
His school district, unlike most, will give him those opportunities this coming school year, even though his turning 22 this September makes him too old for the state and federal governments to fund that education.
After most students with disabilities lost out on promised services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon schools will try to make up for lost learning, a step state officials have mandated they take. But some parents and advocates worry that these actions won’t be enough.
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