This story is the first in two-part series on special education during the coronavirus pandemic. For part two, click here.
Nicole Mullen, a special education teacher at Boston Arts Academy in Dorchester, said being able to work with kids in small, focused groups is part of what attracted her to the profession. But as school closures have forced Massachusetts educators to adapt to instructing from afar, Mullen said she’s lost that ability, and with it, the “vibrant nature of the classroom” that keeps students engaged.
“They’re not working on the same things at the same time. Their individual needs are completely different,” she said.
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