COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 Letter from the U.S. Department of Education—March 12, 2020

In a document distributed on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education addressed issues related to the provision of IEP services when schools are closing. Highlights are as follows: If the school is closed: If the school is not providing any “educational opportunities” to students in regular education, the school is not required… Continue reading Information about COVID-19 Letter from the U.S. Department of Education—March 12, 2020

COVID-19

Office of Civil Rights: Schools Must Not Violate Civil Rights When Responding to COVID-19 Concerns

March 17, 2020 OCR Press Release On March 17, 2020, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education issued a press release regarding online learning in the COVID-19 environment. OCR is the agency that enforces Civil Rights laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).… Continue reading Office of Civil Rights: Schools Must Not Violate Civil Rights When Responding to COVID-19 Concerns