New Jersey Department of Education


Vulnerable student populations, including students from economically disadvantaged families, students with disabilities, migrant students, English Language Learners (ELs), students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.  As a result, it is crucial that LEAs plan specific strategies to help ensure that they are addressing the unique needs of these students. In order to effectively address the needs of vulnerable student groups, it is recommended that LEAs consider utilizing a tiered system of supports that meets academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students and staff. LEAs should conduct comprehensive needs assessments that drive implementation of evidence-based practices to equitably support students and staff and ensure the effective and efficient use of federal funds.

to top