Providing Special Education in a Time of Disaster

Education Week
Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released guidance for states and regions affected by natural disasters. As of now, that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as other states that are receiving displaced students. That's with another two months of hurricane season ahead of us, and doesn't include the major disaster declaration just made today in California, which is dealing with deadly wildfires in the Napa Valley region. In general, the Education Department said, it wants to provide what support it can to states and regions as they recover and rebuild, said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

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