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Carolyn Jones is a senior reporter at EdSource. She was a reporter for 17 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered local government, the environment, breaking news and other beats. She’s also worked at the Oakland Tribune and Hayward Daily Review.
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School districts had asked for temporary waivers from special education law to avoid lawsuits from parents.
April 27, 2020
California should push harder for special education during school closures, disability rights groups say
The California Department of Education has provided guidance for districts, schools, teachers and parents of students in special education.
April 17, 2020
Teachers can share ideas and resources for serving special education students online.
April 10, 2020
Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may recommend special education changes to Congress.
April 7, 2020
Tips, advice, and encouragement were offered at the state's first webinar on special education during school closures.
April 3, 2020
Teachers heard students were missing school and wanted to let students know they were being missed, too.
April 2, 2020
Some have already launched online learning, while others are still in the planning phase.
April 1, 2020
Despite assurances of flexibility, educators fear liability in online instruction of special ed students
Some districts had cut back on services for disabled students out of fear of lawsuits over equity.
March 24, 2020
Senate bill could open the door for districts to waive federal special education law.
March 20, 2020
The loss of specialized services and daily routine poses challenges for California’s 800,000 students in special education.
March 19, 2020
School districts have turned to parcel taxes in recent years to raise money for school programs, class-size reduction and teacher salaries.
March 6, 2020
Fitness testing too often causes anxiety and shame among students, officials say.
March 2, 2020
Funds will be shared by 75 elementary schools with the lowest reading scores.
February 21, 2020
Better training for teachers and improved screening of children are among the report’s recommendations.
February 18, 2020
The governor's $4 million plan would help train teachers to identify and serve students with dyslexia.