This moment is exposing the many inequities in our education systems—from the technology required for remote learning, to the support services needed to establish safety and wellbeing. For the millions of students who have special needs, are homeless, food insecure, or without health care, school is often their only safety net. Planning for a post-pandemic world starts by recognizing that some students are especially vulnerable when schools close.
Has your experience during school closures sparked new ideas for:
- Providing equitable access to learning materials and devices?
- Providing support for students with specific learning needs (students with disabilities, English learners, students in temporary housing)?
- Making meals available to students who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch?
- Connecting families to other services they may need?
- Helping students who are already behind from falling further behind?