Advocates: Special education students aren’t getting a proper education during shutdown

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is demanding a plan to prioritize special education when schools reopen in the fall.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2020, 10:27 AM

Updated 1,480 days ago

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Special education advocates are making sure students who need services aren't forgotten about.
Parents and politicians are concerned students with special needs aren't getting a proper education through distance learning.
Stay at home orders are presenting unique challenges for special needs services. "I can try to teach him these things, but he's not going to learn them as well as he would in that classroom," says Colleen Tkazyik, of Poughkeepsie.
In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state education department, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is demanding a plan to prioritize special education when schools reopen in the fall.
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