COVID Year, Learning and Friendships

What Some Students Lost
Posted on 05/03/2021
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Eight-year-old Lyra Christensen loves to play the harmonica after a long day at school.

She is one of more than 250,000 public school students with disabilities in Ohio -- that’s about 15 percent of the student population. Due to her intellectual disability, Lyra has an individualized education program or IEP at Akron Public Schools.

When the pandemic struck last spring, some Ohio schools continued to offer in-person classes for students with disabilities. Akron did not, which meant that Lyra had to learn remotely. Her mother, Holly Christensen, says, it felt like the IEP went out the window. Read more here >>.
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