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K-12 students are currently affected by school closures
students in special education are currently affected by school closure
K-12 schools in the United States are closed
EDUCATING ALL LEARNERS IS FOR YOU.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the many ways in which public schools strengthen the fabric of community life and provide a safety net for our most vulnerable students. Rapidly evolving school closures and remote operation of schools are presenting tremendous challenges to families, students, educators, and administrators alike.
Each and every student deserves to learn in a supportive environment where they can thrive. The one in 13 young people in the United States who receive special education services are the most likely to benefit from inclusive and equitable school management. Remote school operation is on course to compound and further exacerbate the disparities imposed by race and class for students who receive special education services.
As schools shift to online learning, the needs of students with disabilities are too often put on the back burner—instead, they must be considered from the beginning. Family communication, online instruction, teleconferencing and counseling, independent study, blended learning, needs assessment, and data tracking and analytics are each stronger and more effective when they are designed to meet the needs of all learners.
The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) is an uncommon coalition of organizations committed to resource sharing and community-building that supports the efforts of the education community to meet the needs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are committed to showing the path to possible for practitioners by providing curated, searchable resources, access to experts, and examples from the field.