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Some Texas students with disabilities thrived on remote learning, but have few options this fall

Legislation that would have funded remote learning at Texas schools failed to pass, leaving families of students who preferred distance learning with months to figure out their options before the fall semester.

Halo Turner and her younger sister Annabelle see who can swing the highest at Crescent Park in Frisco on June 23, 2021.
The Turner family has a picnic dinner at Crescent Park in Frisco on June 23, 2021.

Statewide remote learning dies — for now

The Turner family made a hobby of sending baseball cards and letters to former players to sign and respond to during the pandemic. June 23, 2021.
Halo Turner watches videos on her phone while with her family at Crescent Park in Frisco on June 23, 2021.
Aubrey Turner, mother of her 3 children Annabelle, Sam, and Halo, is one of many parents concerned about House Bill 1468 dying in the recent legislative  session. The bill would’ve allowed public schools to continue offering remote learning next school year without reduced funding, which Aubrey Turner hoped to at least have the option of for her kids. June 23, 2021.

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