By M.B. Pell, Kristina Cooke and Benjamin Lesser
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the novel coronavirus.
Since then, her child has had no contact with the specialist. Panditaratne is left to download her daughter’s special education material and sit with her as she does her school work—in between her own calls as a maritime lawyer in South Florida.
“Is it the same material? Sure,” she said. “But is it being administered by a professional who knows what they