A Framework for Change: Investing ESSER Funds to Prepare and Support Teachers of Students With Disabilities

Educating All Learners Alliance

2021

Developed in partnership with the Educating All Learners Alliance, National Center for Learning Disabilities, AACTE, Prepared to Teach at Bank Street College of Education, City Year, Digital Promise, and Diverse Learners Collaborative

This resource was developed by EALA partners to give an overview of strategies for preparing and
developing highly qualified general and special education teachers. It will show how states and
districts can invest Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address
the current and growing need for educators to support students with disabilities and their peers.
It shares data and research on both current challenges and recommended strategies and outlines
recommended actions for states, districts, and educator preparation programs.