CLE’s latest brief, How Has the Pandemic Affected Students with Disabilities? A Review of the Evidence to Date, examines the impacts of COVID-19 on students with disabilities based on a review of hundreds of studies. In particular, the report highlights widespread disruptions to student’s Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and Section 504 plans. It also examines significant disparities in access to specialized services and draws attention to areas of further inquiry.
In this webinar, Wendy Tucker, CLE’s Senior Director of Policy, will discuss new US Department of Education guidance for upholding IDEA during COVID-19 and explore critical issues facing schools 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to state mandates prohibiting local school districts from implementing mask requirements in public K-12 schools, The Center for Learner Equity calls upon state leaders to reverse those decisions and allow districts and local authorities to implement policies that will afford safer, equal access to school for all students, including those with disabilities.
On July 2, 2021, EdDive published an article highlighting key takeaways from the 2021 ISTE conference, quoting Program Manager Lauren Krempecki.
On July 2, Edsource published an article about a massive increase in special education funding in California, quoting Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim.
Our latest publication, The Rising Tide that Lifts All Boats: Investing Stimulus Dollars with an Equity Focus, provides several specific strategies that districts, schools, and educators should consider to optimize the positive impact of stimulus dollars on students, especially those with disabilities.
On March 31, Edsource reported on a new study that shows that students with disabilities, especially those who are students of color, will need extra assistance to catch up, quoting Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim.
While we continue to struggle to figure out how to educate students 12 months into the global pandemic, we cannot afford to lose sight of the pressing need to address concerns about disproportionate discipline.
This winter, we informally surveyed local special educators from New Orleans charter schools to hear their on-the-ground perspectives on meeting the needs of students with disabilities during this extremely challenging COVID year. The results include important insight into the challenges special educators are currently facing.
The Center applauds the new Biden administration for prioritizing students’ needs during COVID-19 by issuing an executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools. Students, especially those already on the margins, have borne disproportionate impacts from the pandemic, and swift action is necessary to ensure equity and avoid additional learning loss.