COVID-19 created a profound impact on the entire world, including the economy, health-care system, and social functioning. Indeed, one of the most prevalent impacts of the virus has been on the education of children. With the abrupt closing of schools in March 2020 for the remainder of the school year, the school system had to learn to adapt to continue educating children while at the same time keeping them and staff safe from the virus. When Governor Wolf allowed schools to resume activities as of July 1, districts began preparing plans to reopen their doors even with the pandemic still raging on throughout the country. Explore the top three issues facing school districts in Pennsylvania as they plan to reopen, including how to plan and program for regular education students, how to plan and program for special education students while still adhering to the mandates of the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and labor and employment issues facing teachers, administrators, and other school staff. Gain guidance and advice on how to approach these challenges facing the educational system.
Summary of Contents
- Planning and Programming for Regular Education Students
- Planning and Programming for Special Education Students while Adhering to the Mandates of the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Reopening of Schools after COVID-19: The Impact on Students and Teachers