Special Education K-12 Essentials Forum

How Schools Are Helping Special Education Students Recover From the Pandemic

This event occurred on November 16, 2022 4:30 PM EST.
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The pandemic’s impact on students’ academic and social-emotional issues has been especially deep on students with disabilities. It’s been felt not only in the classroom but in areas including student mental health and in the loss of crucial momentum in the learning journey of these most-vulnerable students.

This forum will focus on the pandemic’s impact on populations of students who sometimes receive less attention in broader conversations about special education. Education Week staff will talk with experts and working educators about how the pandemic complicated challenges for these students and what schools are doing to make up for lost time and services due to the pandemic.

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2:00pm ET

Welcome and Introduction

2:20pm ET

Industry Perspective: Aligning Supports with Post-Pandemic Challenges

2:30pm ET

Panel Discussion: Anxiety and School Avoidance: What Schools Are Doing to Help Break the Cycle

3:15pm ET

Industry Perspective: A Strength-Based Approach for Serving Students with Disabilities in a Post-Pandemic World

3:25pm ET

Fireside Chat: What Schools Need to Know About the Next Steps for Special Education Students Post-Pandemic

3:55pm ET

Industry Perspective: Ignored, Punished, and Underserved: Understanding and Addressing Disparities in Education Experiences and Outcomes for Black Children with Disabilities

4:05pm ET

Interactive Session: How Did the Pandemic Impact Special Education? A Look at the Numbers

4:20pm ET

Closing Thoughts

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