The pandemic year has uprooted support for students with disabilities in Chicago and nationwide, creating a backlog of old IEPs that could lead to widening academic gaps for students in need of special education services.
Writing is not just a set of skills to master; it’s a way of acting in the world.
Male students of color, who have long faced the largest gaps, saw steeper drops in attendance and a sharper increase in failing grades than girls.
This pandemic school year has hit Black and Latino boys harder than other students, testing them and the education systems that have often failed many of them.
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