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Special Education and the Children of COVID-19

Gina Smith (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, USA)
Ann White (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, USA)

Schoolchildren of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Opportunities

ISBN: 978-1-80262-742-8, eISBN: 978-1-80262-741-1

Publication date: 22 August 2022


The majority of children receiving special education services in the United States are participating in the general education curriculum. Special education programming is closely regulated, creating environments where school districts must consider compliance issues, often neglecting the instructional needs of individual students. The Exceptional Children team in a large urban district in a Southeastern state created a “playbook” to support teachers and families in navigating and succeeding in a distance learning environment (District, 2020). This playbook will be useful for educators and families to ensure each and every child receives the assistance they need to be successful learners throughout their schooling.



Smith, G. and White, A. (2022), "Special Education and the Children of COVID-19", Ceglie, R.J., Abernathy, D.F. and Thornburg, A.W. (Ed.) Schoolchildren of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Opportunities, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 153-169.



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