The pandemic has touched many students with heightened stress, disruptions and remote learning hurdles, but experts say it may have the greatest impact on the youngest learners, those in the formative years of learning to read. Creating a language-rich environment on Zoom has been hard for teachers, and that may impact reluctant readers, who may not spend enough time reading at home.
Here’s a guide to Individualized Education Programs, 504 plans and other aspects of special education. Each year, a greater percentage of students in California qualify for special education. Last year, about 13% of students in California’s K-12 public schools received individualized services for special needs, up from about 10% in the early 2000s. Navigating the special education landscape can be daunting for parents trying to get the best education for their children.
You are Eligible if:
- You are Currently Residing in the United States (undocumented applicants are eligible)
- You were Born On or After October 15, 2002
- You Will Begin College (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in 2023 (not including dual-enrollment courses)
- You Experienced Homelessness in the Last Six Years
- Social Medi Kit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nCf0psLNVdjaDXryqWfLe4fP061H10o03O0G8ELhLXU/edit
As a teacher, you may be the one person in a student’s life with whom they feel safe to talk about their thoughts of suicide. Educators often worry they will not know the right thing to say. The following guidance may help you feel more comfortable talking about suicide.
How can you provide support when a student demonstrates signs or talks about suicide? Watch this video from the DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence to learn tips for approaching delicate conversations regarding suicide prevention. Additional resources can be accessed at learn.wellbeing4la.org.