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This article was published on WHMI by Jessica Mathews on January 6, 2021. A local lawmaker’s bill that was recently signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer aims to help address a growing shortage of special education teachers in Michigan. Senate Bill 657 was sponsored by Republican State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township. A […]

This article was published on the Berkely High Jacket by Naomi Rubalcava-Levinthal on January 12, 2021. The pandemic has upended the education system, with most schools pivoting to a fully or mainly online model since March of 2020. For special education students, issues with evaluating those who currently have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or […]

This article was published on WGXA News by Terell Bailey on January 7, 2021. ATLANTA, GA — For many working parents, the pandemic threw a wrench in their daily day-to-day lives. One Georgia program is aiming to lend a helping hand to parents that have children with disabilities. Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning […]

This article was published on the Council for Exceptional Children on January 8, 2021. On Thursday night, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation to President Donald Trump, effective as of today. The letter cited Wednesday’s “violent protestors overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undermine the people’s business” as an “inflection point” […]

This article was published on the Council for Exceptional Children on January 8, 2021. On December 29, President-Elect Joe Biden delivered pandemic-related remarks that included a call to action for most K-8 schools to reopen by the end of his first 100 days in office. Biden called on Congress to provide additional funding for states […]

This article was published on the Estes Park Trail Gazette by Jason Van Tatenhove on January 4, 2021. The grandparent of an Estes Park student who has been identified as a child with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA,) has filed a state-level complaint against Larimer County School District R-3 on […]

This article was published on Maine Public by Robbie Feinberg on January 4, 2021. For students with disabilities, it’s important that needed services be provided as early as possible. But schools and state officials acknowledge that low wages and teacher shortages have left many families waiting for those services, with the pandemic only making the problem […]

This article was published on Florida Politics by Ryan Nicol on January 4, 2021. Rep. Bobby DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat, is refiling legislation looking to reduce certain restrictive punishments for students with disabilities. DuBose’s bill (HB 149) will serve as the companion measure to Senate legislation filed late last month by Sen. Lauren Book. The measures […]