Online classes keep students with special needs engaged in times of pandemic | Kolkata News | #specialneeds | #kids

Kolkata: With almost six months gone since educational institutes were closed due to the pandemic, students with special needs have been adapting to different modes of learning. Saloni Solanki, a student with special needs, now looks forward to her Zoom classes every day, because it is there where she gets…

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Parents of special needs students at A. Harry Moore School face new roles during remote learning | #specialneeds | #kids

Kamila Vera was only 18 months old when she had a stroke that paralyzed her left arm, limited her ability to walking, and stunted her cognitive development. Now a 14-year-old student at A. Harry Moore School in Jersey City, Kamila receives vital services, including physical and occupational therapies, as part…

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For California’s new head of special education, ‘nothing is insurmountable’ – Times-Standard | #specialneeds | #kids

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource Special education in California may face vast challenges — funding shortfalls, teacher shortages and distance learning, to name a few — but Heather Calomese is undeterred. Calomese, the state’s newly appointed director of special education, has an ambitious vision to improve equity and outcomes for the…

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Burleson School for Innovation and Education brings transition students back on campus | #specialneeds | #kids

SAN ANTONIO – When a special education student graduates from high school, that transition into the real world can be a little tough. The Edgewood Independent School District’s Burleson School for Innovation and Education helps special needs students ages 18-21 make that transition easier and help them reach life goals….

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State Superintendent highlights achievement gap, inequities amid COVID-19 | #specialneeds | #kids

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered her final “State of Education” address on Thursday, highlighting inequities and the achievement gap amid COVID-19. Stanford Taylor said COVID-19 has exposed gaps and disparities in education and explained now is the time to make change. “It is imperative schools and…

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Virtual Learning Challenged Special Needs Kids. Now, A Challenging Start To In-Person Learning. | #specialneeds | #kids

Educators who work with kids with special needs say they lose more than learning when schools go virtual. They lose access to key human interactions. Going back to school amid the pandemic this month for in-person learning is a challenge for kids, teachers and educators. Bill Bucnher, WSHU: Michael Smith…

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How a friendship led to overwhelming support for a home addition to help a boy with special needs | #specialneeds | #kids

COVINGTON, Va. – Construction is underway on a home addition that will make life easier for a local boy with special needs, after the community raised nearly double the amount needed to upgrade his bathroom and bedroom. To understand the outpouring of community support, you have to understand a very…

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