School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19

A virtual roundtable exploring how to serve the needs of special education students in a changed landscape

With remote learning having become the norm in New Jersey and across the country, the need for differentiated modes and practices for students with disabilities has become clear.

NJ Spotlight convened a virtual roundtable on April 28 to explore how to serve the special education community, the state’s role in monitoring the fulfillment of Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and how parents can adapt to our changed educational landscape.


Dr. Peggy McDonald, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Student Services, New Jersey Department of Education

Dr. Kim Buxenbaum, Director, Office of Special Education, New Jersey Department of Education

Karen F. Edler, Of Counsel, Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C.

Lynda Shanahan, Special Educator, Pennsauken High School; member, NJ Special Education Advisory Council

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