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Growing concerns over special education students falling behind

With more schools set to open next Monday, some districts are scrambling to hire school nurses. Less than 40% of schools employed a full-time nurse before the coronavirus pandemic. There are also growing concerns for the seven million children who receive special education services.

Remote learning has been a tremendous challenge for 6-year-old Calvin Latham.

“This spring a lot of kids with disabilities didn’t soar in that environment,” said Toby Latham, Calvin’s father.

The rising first-grader from Virginia has a brain malformation, making him one of seven million children in the U.S. receiving special education services.

“He needs hand-over-hand

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Despite Trump threat, growing number of school districts go virtual

Washington — As the start of the next academic year draws closer and the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen across the country, a growing number of school districts are opting to keep students out of the classroom and making the switch to virtual learning for the fall semester.

The increase in new coronavirus infections and rising hospitalizations in many states has left school administrators weighing the best format for educating students for the upcoming school year, whether through in-person instruction, virtual learning or a blended model.

The Trump administration is pressuring school systems to open for classroom learning five days

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