The Association of American Educators (AAE) has compiled resources for five areas of education policy that are most relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic: (1) general education, (2) special education, (3) mental health and HIPAA, (4) securing online learning, and (5) equity and COVID-19.
General Education: AAE brings awareness to the Department of Education’s website for general school considerations (a), as well as ExelinEd for updates about state-by-state decisions on re-openings (b) and FutureEd for tracking state legislation on coronavirus (c).
Special Education: AAE provides the Department of Education’s Fact Sheet about navigating COVID-19 in schools while serving children with disabilities (a), in addition to the Association of University Center on Disabilities’ Disability Policy News updates (b).
Mental Health & HIPAA: AAE highlights the National Center for School Mental Health for policies and programs for students’ mental health needs (a) and the US Department of Health & Human Services’ waivers for disability-related services (b).
Securing Online Learning: AAE spotlighted an article on data privacy concerns and ways to secure Zoom classrooms (a).
Equity and COVID-19: For Civil Rights and Affordable Lunch Resources, AAE highlights: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (a).
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-coronavirus-fact-sheet.pdf) and US Deparmtent. of Agriculture (https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/03/10/secretary-perdue-announces-proactive-flexibilities-feed-children