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With schools closed, New York eases up on many education mandates

04.06.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | “Many students with disabilities will likely fall behind during the period of school closure,” wrote Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children, in a letter Sunday to the Board of Regents. “Stopping the clock on special education service implementation for the entire period of school closure will only set these students back further.”

When asked about Advocates’ letter, Suriano said schools would still be held to federal requirements, which require services to be provided as soon as possible but don’t outline a specific timeline. Read article