How COVID-19 Affected Education for Students with Disabilities and English Learners: The Latest Results from a National Survey

COVID-19 has disrupted public education in significant ways for millions of students and teachers across the country. The widespread closure of school buildings and the shift to virtual learning has affected some students more profoundly, including those that receive special education services and those that are learning English.

Watch the webinar recording below to see how we explored new survey data on how the pandemic impacted the education of students with disabilities and English learners.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AIRCOVIDSurvey.

Also happening this month:
How can you improve support for students, families, and school leaders, teachers and staff? Join AIR and other practitioners and policymakers from across the country on Thursday, Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m. (ET) for Resources for Recovery: A Conversation on the Education Landscape.

View the presentation slides (PDF).

During the webinar, our experts shared the latest results from AIR’s National Survey on Public Education’s Response to COVID-19. As part of the discussion, the superintendent of the Clark County (Nev.) School District, one of the nation’s largest school districts, reflected on the survey results and how the district’s leaders and educators responded.

Panelists include:

Michael Garet
Institute Fellow and Vice President, AIR


Dia Jackson

Dia Jackson
Senior Researcher, AIR


Image of Patricia Garcia-ArenaPatricia Garcia-Arena
Principal Researcher, AIR


Image of Jesus JaraJesus F. Jara
Clark County School District, Nevada



Moderator: Dana Tofig, Director of External Relations, AIR

Event Information

October 21, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET