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Tara Drinks

Editorial Coordinator

Tara Drinks is an editorial coordinator at Understood. She is also the creator and lead writer of The New Journalist, an online news site. A native of Long Island, New York, Tara has a B.A. in mass communications with a concentration in journalism from the University of Bridgeport. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the New York Association of Black Journalists.

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Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

WASHINGTON–For years, countless children with disabilities in Texas have been denied services they are guaranteed by law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Yesterday’s findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) confirm the serious and systemic failure to serve children under IDEA that has taken place … Continue reading Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

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