The COVID-19 quarantine has affected educational systems throughout the nation. Educators are getting creative during this new and stressful time. Districts are supplying instructional materials to parents, schools are creating online resources for students, and teachers — across grade levels — are holding classes on Zoom.
But even students, teachers and families adjust to this new norm, an important question looms: What about students with special needs? How are they — and their teachers — faring in this quarantine environment?
“Honestly, it is all a bit overwhelming,” says Breanna Jameson is a special-education teacher in Columbus, Mississippi. A graduate from Mississippi State University, Jameson has been in special education for