Distance Learning: Challenges Providing Services to K-12 English Learners and Students with Disabilities During COVID-19, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 614KB]
From the Highlights: "Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, almost all school districts rapidly shifted to distance learning in spring of the 2019-2020 school year. This shift laid bare both the logistical and instructional challenges of distance learning, particularly for English learners and students with disabilities, both of whom have faced persistent achievement gaps. This work was conducted as part of GAO's [Government Accountability Office] COVID-19 monitoring and oversight responsibilities under the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act. It examines what is known about the challenges of and lessons learned from providing distance learning to English learners and students with disabilities during school building closures in spring 2020."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/