DeVos Finds ‘No Reason’ To Waive Key Provisions Of IDEA Amid School Closures

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will not seek changes to the central tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a report to Congress released late Monday, DeVos recommended that lawmakers consider what the Department of Education called “additional flexibilities on administrative requirements.” But, DeVos said in the 18-page [...]

COVID Related School Closings and Instruction for Children with Disabilities

COVID-19 has changed the school landscape including how special education is administered. Both public and private schools across the world have had a variety of responses including moving to online learning or closing for remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Check with your local education agency (LEA) or state department of education for the current [...]