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- Special Education What the Research Says Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They're Falling BehindA new survey finds that students with disabilities are struggling in virtual classes, even with added support from teachers.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Download this guide to learn strategies for bringing together all stakeholders to plan an IEP that addresses the whole child; using relia...Special Education Webinar Rebuilding Special Education Supports in the PandemicStudents with disabilities have been one of the hardest hit groups of students during the pandemic. While many states have prioritized bringing these students back to in-person learning, ongoing closures have forced schools to adaptSpecial Education What Biden's Pick for Ed. Secretary Discussed With Disability Rights AdvocatesAdvocates for students with disabilities want Biden to address discipline and the effects of COVID-19 on special education.Special Education Webinar Examining the Evidence: Supporting Students With DisabilitiesThe nearly seven million students with disabilities in the United States are among those most at risk of regressing significantly amid COVID-related distance learning. Under federal law, schools are required to provide services to meetSpecial Education Schools Struggled to Serve Students With Disabilities, English-Learners During ShutdownsThe needs of students with IEPs and English-language learners were not often met after the pandemic struck, says a federal report.Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.Special Education Download Key Back-to-School Questions for ELLs and Students With DisabilitiesAdministrators and teachers should ask themselves these questions when considering how to best support students with special needs this year.Special Education How Parents Can Spot Signs of Learning Disabilities During Remote LearningA new digital guide aims to identify students missing out on special education services and supports during distance learning.Special Education Flint's Special Education Students Win Support, Compensation in Landmark SettlementA small portion of a $600 million settlement will be used to improve services and supports for children impacted by the city's water crisis.Special Education Students in Special Education, English-Learners May Go Back to Class First. Here's WhySome districts are giving these groups priority to make up for lost learning and lack of access in the spring.Special Education Opinion The ADA Has Fallen Short for Black Students. It's Past Time to Fix ThatAs the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30, let’s now get busy expanding its promise of equal education to all students, writes Laura Schifter.Special Education A Few Parents Have Sued Over Special Education During COVID-19. Will More Follow?Districts could face a rising tide of special education-related lawsuits and complaints when schools resume, experts say, if they still cannot offer the services that students with disabilities missed out on for months.