Strategies for Supporting Students with Unique Needs During & Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

This series of webinars explores strategies for supporting students with unique needs as they recover from disrupted school years. Panelists offer lessons learned and promising practices, especially related to the health and safety of students, access to digital tools and literacy, efforts in academic recovery, and addressing the holistic needs of students during and beyond the pandemic.


Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities 

Presenters: 

  • Lindsay Jones, President & CEO, National Center for Learning Disabilities 
  • Lauren Rhim, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for Learner Equity 
  • Moderator: Catherine Van Ness, Senior Policy Analyst for K-12 Education, National Governors Association 

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Strategies for Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness 

Presenters: 

  • Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection 
  • Moderator: Catherine Van Ness, Senior Policy Analyst for K-12 Education, National Governors Association 

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Strategies for Supporting English Learners 

Presenters: 

  • Amaya Garcia, Deputy Director of PreK–12 Education, New America 
  • Leslie Villegas, Senior Policy Analyst for Education, New America
  • Moderator: Seth Gerson, Program Director for K-12 Education, National Governors Association 

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Strategies for Supporting Students in Tribal Communities 

Presenters: 

  • Kara Bobroff, Founder, Native American Community Academy (NACA) and NACA-Inspired School Network 
  • Moderator: Seth Gerson, Program Director for K-12 Education, National Governors Association 

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