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COVID-19 Education of Vulnerable Populations Resources*

*Courtesy of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Last updated: May 21, 2020

COVID-19 continues to be a source of caution for families, schools, local and state officials. As the health and well-being of our students, employees and community remains our top priority, we are continuing to monitor recommended courses of action and share resources as they become available. Please see below a compiled list of information and resources that is continuously being updated by our team.

Please find regular updates from the Tennessee Department of Education here: Update on Coronavirus.

Educating Students with Disabilities

  • As you may know, the U.S. Department of Education has released guidance regarding educating children with disabilities. You can find the newest guidance here and the FAQ is here.
  • The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools has an excellent resource page with information about accessibility, remote learning, and many other related matters here
  • Understood.org has a page that includes guidance on disability issues in the workplace as well as guidance on educating students here. They have information in Spanish here
  • This website offers the top 12 websites for children with disabilities (hosted by Special Education Degree)
  • Diverse Learners Cooperative: COVID-19 Resource Hub

Educating Homeless Students

Educating Students in Foster Care

  • The American Bar Association has this list of resources for foster children who are remote learning here.
  • The Juvenile Law Center has published this report.
  • The National Network to end Domestic Violence has created a resource page here.

Educating Students Who Speak Languages Other Than English and Refugee, Immigrant, and Undocumented Children

  • This article in MS Magazine provides a good analysis of implications for immigrant populations.
  • Immigrants Rising has published a detailed document to support undocumented populations here.
  • The National Immigration Law Center has information about health care for immigrant populations here.
  • One America for Justice for All has a page with resources related to immigration and COVID here.
  • Ed Week has published some blogs regarding educating multilingual learners here.
  • ColorinColorado has some resources for English Language Learners and specific issues related to immigrant children during COVID here.

For more information check out the following links:

TCSC will continue to update this page as additional resources and updates are made available. Please submit additional information to Joshua Perkins at joshua [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org using the subject: Additional Resources for COViD-19 Webpage.

Thank you, 

The TCSC Team