Some California students with disabilities had been shut out of school this year because independent study wasn't in their learning plans.
A new initiative is meant to help parents and schools settle Covid-related disputes over services for students before heading to court.
Under the new standards, special education teachers will be able to co-teach in “mainstream” classrooms.
As a candidate, Biden promised full funding of programs that benefit students with disabilities.
At some schools, online parent meetings have been nearly impossible.
The additional money would pay for extra staff to help students with disabilities catch up after schools reopen.
School districts had asked for temporary waivers from special education law to avoid lawsuits from parents.