In a recent Frontline Education survey, Special Education educators shared their top three challenges: Mental health and behavioral challenges related to students; Staff morale and mental health; and academic or skill regression challenges. 92% of educators surveyed reported they were extremely or moderately concerned about their students’ mental health. Staff mental health was a concern for 72% of respondents. Not only did the stress of providing remote learning affect teachers, but more teachers also reported feeling unsupported while they were working off-site. Survey respondents were also asked to prioritize their recommendations for improving special education programs in the upcoming school year. Professional development to support teachers in meeting the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs was a high priority. Other top priorities included access to more efficient tools and processes to support Special Education teachers, as well as more mental health resources to support students. Read the full blog post on the Frontline Education survey here.