How 2 N.J. Schools With Similar Covid Cases Are Reopening

Two New Jersey towns, Rutherford and Secaucus, are five miles apart. Students with autism in Rutherford have gotten far more in-person instruction.

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San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope

With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

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What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America

Teachers find themselves at the heart of the national crisis — responsible not just for children’s education and well-being, but also for essential child care as parents struggle to get back to work.

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As School Returns, Kids With Special Needs Are Left Behind

For special-needs students, trying to return to the classroom, or just staying at home, presents a new set of challenges.

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The Inanity of Zoom School Suspensions

Disciplinary action is often needless and discriminatory. The patchwork of in-person and virtual schooling is making things worse.

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The Pandemic’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents

Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges.

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Judge Declines to Release Girl, 15, Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

The Michigan teenager has been in a juvenile detention facility since May after she violated probation terms by skipping her school’s remote-learning coursework.

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As the Country Opens Up, Children With Disabilities Are Getting Left Behind

The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.

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The Extra Burden for Parents of Children With Special Needs

Your child may have setbacks during the school shutdown. But remember, schools will open again at some point and help get things back on track.

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Growing Up Alongside a Sibling With a Disability

When children help with the education of a brother or sister with special needs, the outcomes are often good for both.

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Teachers of Special-Needs Students Struggle With Feelings of Helplessness

Remote learning has proved challenging for students who need intensive one-on-one guidance.

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This Is Schooling Now for 200,000 N.Y.C. Children in Special Education

Parents and educators have embarked on a desperate scramble to avoid dire academic outcomes for some of the city’s most vulnerable students.

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