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How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)

By Mike Bock — January 31, 2019 1 min read
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This video is the second of a two-part series focusing on military families. Click here to watch the first video.

Navigating a school system can be challenging for any parent with a child who has special needs. But for military families, that stress is compounded by their lifestyle of repeated moves between school districts that offer varying levels of services.

Even in Virginia Beach, Va., which is one of the most military-connected school districts in the country, service members say their children in need of special education services can fall through the cracks.

In this PBS Newshour video, Education Week‘s Kavitha Cardoza explores examines the significant challenges of obtaining special education services for children of military families.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.