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.
On April 10, 2020, EdSource profiled the Educating All Learners Alliance and its work providing resources educators working with students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
On April 9, 2020, the Oak Foundation highlighted the Center among its grantees supporting the education of students with disabilities during COVID-19, and also mentioned the Center’s involvement in the Educating All Learners Alliance.
On April 7, 2020, EdSource highlighted the Center’s opposition to any waivers of IDEA obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
On April 8, Edweek published a feature on the formation of the Educating All Learners Alliance, of which the Center is a founding partner.
On April 6, 2020, the Walton Family Foundation shared a blog post by Lauren Morando Rhim highlighting the ways in which the Center is supporting the education of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.