On December 10, the 74 Million reported that a number of disability rights groups, including the Center, signed a letter of concern with the possible appointment of Lily Eskelsen Garcia to head the Department of Education.
In December 2020, Lauren Morando Rhim joined NBC Montana to discuss the challenges of educating students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In November 2020, Education Post published an article by Local Policy Manager Jennifer Coco about the implications of the New Orleans special education lawsuit (P.B. vs. White) ten years on.
In November, Senior Director of Policy Wendy Tucker shared her thoughts with District Administration on the newly reintroduced Keeping All Students Safe Act, aimed at preventing and reducing the harsh disciplinary practices of restraint and seclusion.
As EdSource reported in November, the pandemic has changed the way that students are disciplined—yet students are still subject to punishments like suspension in the virtual environment. Senior Policy Director Wendy Tucker weighed in on the potential negative impacts on students.
Phi Delta Kappan’s November issue, themed “What Makes a Good School?” featured a piece by Lauren Morando Rhim, arguing that a school cannot be good unless it is good for all students, including students with disabilities.
On October 20, K-12 Dive reported on the CRDC’s new data showing that students with disabilities are subject to disproportionate rates of harsh discipline, quoting Lauren Morando Rhim.
On October 15, NJ Left Behind reprinted the Center’s statement on new data from the Civil Rights Data Collection that shows that students with disabilities continue to face disproportionate rates of harsh disciplinary practices.
On October 13, Edweek posted a story on how New Orleans plans to help students make up for learning losses during the pandemic and quoted Lauren Morando Rhim.
In an October 7 piece, The 74 Million shared Senior Policy Director Wendy Tucker’s concerns about disproportionate discipline of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.