On May 13, EdSource wrote about Senate Democrats’ request for the inclusion of $12 billion in IDEA funding in the next coronavirus stimulus bill, and Senior Policy Director Wendy Tucker weighed in.
On May 13, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) published a guest blog by Wendy Tucker about how charter school authorizers can pitch in to support students with disabilities during COVID-19.
On May 1, the Huffington Post reported on New Jersey guidance forbidding districts from requiring parents of students with disabilities to sign waivers before receiving services during COVID-19, citing Paul O’Neill’s op-ed on the topic.
On May 12, FSG featured an interview with Lauren Morando Rhim in a piece about organizations working to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 8, District Administration published an article highlighting the work of the Educating All Learners Alliance and quoting Lauren Morando Rhim.
On April 28, 2020, the New Jersey Star-Ledger published an op-ed by the Center’s Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Paul O’Neill, who wrote to call attention to the illegal and outrageous actions of school administrators asking parents of students with disabilities to sign away their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 27, 2020, Chalkbeat released a piece examining Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s decision not to seek waivers for IDEA rights during COVID-19. The Center’s Senior Policy Director Wendy Tucker weighed in.
On April 29, NJ Left Behind wrote about the illegal waivers certain New Jersey districts were asking parents to sign to receive special education services and quoted Paul O’Neill’s op-ed on the subject.
On April 17, 2020, Getting Smart profiled the Educating All Learners Alliance and its work providing resources educators working with students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
On April 16, 2020, Chalkbeat asked education leaders including Lauren Morando Rhim to weigh in on what schools and policymakers should be thinking about as they prepare for the eventual return of students to schools.