Helping Students with Special Needs during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 7, 2020 5:29:46 PM

Texas OnCourse has your latest updates on COVID-19 and Texas education.

This week we're covering:

  1. Special populations, including helping students with special needs during COVID-19, along with military-connected students and English language learners
  2. COVID-19 resources from Education Service Centers

First up: special populations. The Texas Education Agency has published several new resources for special ed students, military-connected students, English language learners, and students who are in foster care or experiencing homelessness. For special education students, the new resources include information related to Section 504 and evaluation and FERPA considerations. For English language learners, TEA has posted updated FAQs, including guidance on proficiency assessments. All resources can be found on TEA’s Special Education and Special Populations homepage. 

Second, COVID-19 resources from regional Education Service Centers, or ESCs. ESCs have provided region-specific guidance and resources to support instructional continuity in schools. TEA has launched a website highlighting the COVID-19 resources from each ESC Region. On it, you can click a region in the map to access the instructional continuity page for each ESC.

Finally, don't miss these in-depth tips for being the strongest student advocate you can be during COVID-19.

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video filmed on 4/7/20. Click here to watch that video.

Topics: Coronavirus