Parents Want Schools To Make Up The Special Education Their Kids Lost In The Pandemic

Parents Want Schools To Make Up The Special Education Their Kids Lost In The Pandemic
Parents Want Schools To Make Up The Special Education Their Kids Lost In The Pandemic

Parents Want Schools To Make Up The Special Education Their Kids Lost In The Pandemic

Remote learning simply didn’t work for many children with disabilities. Without the usual access to educators, therapists and in-person aides, the families of these children, and many like them, say they watched their children slide backward, losing academic, social and physical skills.

Now they’re demanding help, arguing to judges, state departments of education and even to the U.S. Department of Education that schools are legally required to do better by their students with disabilities.

NPR education correspondent Cory Turner and reporter Rebecca Klein have spent months reporting on complaints filed across the country from families who say schools need to act now to make up for the vital services kids missed.

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