Unique Learners

Since the fall of 2020, researchers from CRPE and the Center for Learner Equity have talked with more than 60 teachers, administrators, and parents of children with disabilities from 15 schools across the country about their experiences during the pandemic.

The pandemic shined a bright light on long running systemic issues in how schools deliver on a free and appropriate education to students with disabilities. Recovery has to be about more than restoring lost learning time. It has to be about rebuilding the system to be more effective, robust, and resilient.

We are presenting what we’ve heard in interviews and sharing initial commentary to inform the field about different strategies, practices, and school models implemented during the COVID-19 crisis that may better support students with disabilities in the long-term, regardless of instructional mode.

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