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Adam Meyer, UCF’s director of inclusive education and student accessibility services. Photo: Zoom screenshot / WMFE

UCF inclusive education director Adam Meyer discusses how the pandemic is impacting students with disabilities

Across the globe, the pandemic has caused a major shift in how classes are taught. But how has this shift impacted students with disabilities?  Adam Meyer, UCF’s director of inclusive education and student accessibility services, joins Intersection to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the students he works with and caused professors to rethink how their courses are designed. 
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Orlando 7th grader Gabrielle (l) and her mother Bathsheba spoke with WMFE’s Amy Green about the struggles with online learning. Photo: Amy Green / WMFE

‘Class of COVID-19’ reporting project explores the possibility of a new “lost generation”

Experts think a whole generation of children could be affected by the problems thrown up by the pandemic–and those problems are worse for students already at risk.   The special statewide reporting project, “Class of COVID-19: An Education Crisis for Florida’s Vulnerable Students,” examines the barriers to education amplified by the pandemic, including poverty, housing instability, hunger, internet access and fear of deportation. 
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The Landslide didn’t Happen-More than 70 million people, after witnessing four years of the Trump Show, wanted to do it again

By rights, Joe Biden won a decisive victory. Yet Tuesday night felt like a disappointment. In part, it was the order in which votes were counted and the uncertainty it produced. In part, it owed to polls foretelling a blue wave that never materialized. Trump’s team simply outhustled the Democrats in the exurbs and rural towns. Biden overwhelmingly won minority votes, but Trump did better than last time with Hispanic and Black voters. The returns made it clear that Democrats have a messaging problem with working-class voters who are buying into Trump’s promises of economic prosperity. Whether he delivers or not, that individual anxiety beat out principled outrage over 230,000 dead from COVID, children in cages, and brazen financial corruption. …
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