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In the immediate aftermath of so many states and school districts closing schools, there were many questions. Foremost was to ask how schools could ensure that students were receiving required services, in addition to the supports that many students and families rely upon, such as meals or special education services. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 presented on so many fronts, there were many questions with no precedents. Others were time-sensitive: State official needed to make sure that states provided uninterrupted services to the best of their abilities.


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