With schools closed due to Covid-19, many students struggled to stay on track. Students with disabilities and their caregivers face particular obstacles. As schools shifted rapidly to remote education, professional services offered by schools and other programs have also been interrupted. Guests on this episode discuss the experiences of students who need learning accommodations during remote learning, the impact of the pandemic on students and caregivers, and how families can support learning at home.

Parent: Mr. Sterling Fleury, Parent, Elan Academy

Guest 1: Dr. Patrice Sentino, Founder and CEO, Center of Hope

Guest 2: Ms. Melanie Askew, CEO, Elan Academy

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: CARING FOR COMMUNITY DURING COVID is a collaboration between Algiers Charter Schools Association, Black Education For New Orleans, and The Education Trust. It was an eight-week radio series intended to provide timely information and space for dialogue between educators and parents through the beginning of what was sure to be an unpredictable and challenging school year. Our goal with this show was to hold space for educators and parents to be in conversation with each other about critical issues related to getting back to school and build empathy and understanding as we move forward together.