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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.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Our partners at Brooklyn Lab Charter School have launched www.equitybydesign.org. This site provides a birdseye view of the the inclusive design process the school is undertaking in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure school communities are safe, healthy, and thriving. Throughout the course of the next eighteen months Lab invites you to join our community's journey, plan side by side in your own school district, and embrace principles of user-centered agile design as we build back better.
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We believe that there are bright spots all over the field. Share a tool, tip, or a bright spot with the Educating All Learner Community community for a chance to be featured on the EALA website.
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We believe that there are examples everywhere of educators committed to creatively addressing student needs in this new landscape. Our Alliance comes together to empower those educators with tools, expertise and a online gathering place.