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LRPs National Institute: The First 90 Days of the Biden/Harris Administration and the Future of Special Education

Franczek Partners Kendra Yoch and Jackie Gharapour Wernz are featured speakers at LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on April 18-21, 2021. Incorporating developments right up to conference time, Jackie Wernz and Kendra will dive into the Biden/Harris agenda as it relates to special education, take you through the changes already seen and what’s expected, and discuss what steps schools should take to respond.

As a candidate, President Biden promised to increase funding for IDEA and Title I and to double the number of psychologists, counselors, nurses, and social workers in schools. He supported the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would end the use of seclusion and decrease the use of physical restraint in school. And he planned to increase the Office for Civil Rights’ investigation and enforcement activity. What has the Biden/Harris administration implemented in its first 90 days and what do changes mean for special educators across the country?