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Distance Learning Challenges Special Education Teachers

January 29, 2021

In the face of COVID-19, area special education programs have had to be more innovative than ever before. In an aspect of education that is heavily reliant on interpersonal relationships and in-person one-on-one instruction, the chasm created by the COVID-inspired classroom model has been difficult to bridge, said McCurdy Charter School Director Sarah Tario. “It has definitely been a challenge to support the unique learning needs of some of our students without being there with them,” she said. “Adapting to the at-home model has been difficult for all of our students but having a learning difficulty compounds that obstacle. Like teachers, students didn’t have time to prepare for a completely new system that happened overnight.” Read More