Special needs students prepare for the upcoming school year

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Emily Schwank, Intern As the upcoming school year will begin online, parents of students with special needs are adapting to virtual learning. When the Temecula Valley Unified School District moved to distance learning in March, many students had to adjust to the new environment. Jackie Hunter, mother of a freshman at Great Oak High School, said, “Jayda learns best in a face to face setting with hands-on learning experiences. Online learning was a definite struggle.” When schools were initially shut down, TVUSD froze student’s grades so they would not decrease regardless of any work completed for the rest of the school year. Grades could only improve. Students who were satisfied with their grades in March chose not to do any additional school work, without penalty. “
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