As the COVID-19 crisis has forced schools to close their buildings and move online, inequities in access to technology, books, and even food have become more apparent. Still, there are ways educators can continue to support the learning needs of their full range of students and make the education they provide more equitable. During a recent edWebinar, Cornelius Minor, a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer, and Dr. Jennifer Williams, a professor at St. Leo University’s College of Education, identified ways that teachers can increase their understanding of equity issues that may affect learning needs, in order to respond with effective solutions.
The goal of this edWebinar is to help educators start the work of equitable practices through more access, choice, and time—encouraging all students to be seen and heard while having multiple opportunities for biased free learning.
In this edWebinar three superintendents share how they are leading the complex issues involved in ensuring accessibility for all students.
In this report, SETDA builds upon the research and recommendations from prior publications with a focus on the role of state leadership in supporting districts and schools to increase high-speed connectivity and access for students and educators.