Ed Department Issues New Guidance On Special Education During Pandemic

This article originally appeared in Disability Scoop on June 23, 2020 by Michelle Diament.

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal agency issued two question-and-answer documents Monday — one outlining considerations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act dispute resolution procedures for services for kids ages 3 to 21 and another for younger children.

The guidance comes in response to inquiries about how procedures should be handled in the COVID-19 environment, the Education Department said.