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How do you ensure special education students, who generally don’t thrive in remote learning, are getting the education they’re entitled to receive?

Fricke said COVID-19 has affected special education students disproportionately. “If they needed that in-person contact, at no fault of their own or their parents, they weren’t able to receive it,” she said. Teachers have worked hard on it, but “it fell short in so many ways.” Officials at the department were aware it wasn’t working in some places, and they’re working to improve it, she said.

Petrescu said COVID-19 has put a “tremendous burden” on parents and their children with special needs.

“If we don’t support the parents enough, we wouldn’t be supporting the children either,” he said. “When the air blows out of an airplane, you have to put your air mask on first, before you help somebody else.” Every child needs to be nurtured for their

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Weigh the parties on three issues: abortion, police, education

The media is biased in both directions. Make a list of three policies that interest you. Put them in order of importance according to our Constitution, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For example: abortions, education and police. Figure out what Democrats and Republicans say they want to do.

Abortion: Killing an infant in the womb. Planned Parenthood Annual report for 2019 is 345,672 abortions.

Democrats: funding to increase the number of abortions; abortions legal up to date of birth; continue to receive taxpayer funds.

Republicans: limit the number of abortions; no abortions after the eighth month of pregnancy; no taxpayer funds.

Education: States are required to educate children in their state. Curriculum and cost is determined by state education boards. All taxpayers pay for the education of children in state schools, both public and charter schools.

Republicans: Vouchers for parents, good at all schools, public or private; all

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State of Texas: Lawmakers weigh ‘solutions’ proposed for education equity during pandemic

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – When Texas lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the upcoming legislative session in January, there will be many competing priorities – and education advocates hope equity in learning isn’t lost in the shuffle.

As part of a nationwide project called “Pandemic PASS or FAIL,” Texas lawmakers are now taking a closer look at solutions our team has discovered groups implementing across the state to combat learning challenges for students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

We spoke with Rep. Gina Hinojosa, a Democrat from Austin, where she previously served as school board president. Her ties to education still run deep, as she currently represents a district that includes the state’s largest college – the University of Texas at Austin.

“We know kids are losing valuable skills and knowledge,” Hinojosa said, describing difficulties with remote learning. She spoke of the need for remediation for students. “We need to

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